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Aurora Borealis ripples across Northland sky

And skygazers away from city lights might have another good chance to catch the show Friday night, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Check out the link below for some great photographs from Astro Bob.
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And skygazers away from city lights might have another good chance to catch the show Friday night, the Duluth News Tribune reports. Check out the link below for some great photographs from Astro Bob.

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