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Gorgeous Photos of the Northern Lights

The best images of the aurora borealis light show.

Aurora borealis in Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden: “This is just crazy! #AuroraBorealis #Aurorawatch #NorthernLights”

While Tuesday was your best chance to see the northern lights overhead in a decade, the aurora borealis—so named if you’re above the equator, or the aurora australis for those in the Southern Hemisphere—put on a flamboyant display online from many points of view. If you missed the real thing outdoors, please enjoy an informal survey of the wide range of stunning images people posted on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube. 

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Sula, near Alesund, Norway
Sula, near Alesund, Norway
Sula, near Alesund, Norway
Sula, near Alesund, Norway
Fairydell, Alberta, Canada
Fairydell, Alberta
Devon, Alberta, Canada
Devon, Alberta, Canada
Sommarøy Island, Norway
Sommarøy Island, Norway
Falcarragh Back Strand, County Donegal, Ireland
Falcarragh Back Strand, County Donegal, Ireland
Aurora over Anchorage
Aurora over Anchorage, Alaska.