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Lucky green auroras fill the sky on St. Pat's Day morning

If it's still dark where you live, go out and look at the northern sky. It's been lit up with lively and bright auroras since at least 4 a.m. here in Duluth, Minn. The display raged right up through morning twilight. After a quiet night,...

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An intense aurora flames over Duluth, Minn. this Sunday morning before dawn. The whole northern sky was lit up. Photo: Bob King

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An intense aurora flames over Duluth, Minn. this Sunday morning before dawn. The whole northern sky was lit up. Photo: Bob King

If it's still dark where you live, go out and look at the northern sky. It's been lit up with lively and bright auroras since at least 4 a.m. here in Duluth, Minn. The display raged right up through morning twilight. After a quiet night, the Kp index  shot up to "6" or moderate storm level around 3 a.m. CDT. Aurora chances continue today and into the evening.

Enough words - how about a few more photos:

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A rare red ray pokes out from among an aurora that was mostly green with occasional blues. At the time of the photo - 4:35 a.m. CDT - rapid waves of aurora washed across the sky. Photo: Bob King

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An amazing display of blue-purple rays topped the green aurora just before dawn Sunday morning. The temperature dropped to -24 F at dawn -- tough on the camera batteries! Photo: Bob King

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Crown of glory! Photo: Bob King

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Pardon the power lines, but I just had to get the shot of these dual bands of auroral rays. Photo: Bob King

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