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WJLA, October 25, 2011

Incredible photos of the northern lights in Michigan, Oct. 24, 2011

In the wee hours of Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, a geomagnetic storm started slamming earth's atmosphere with waves of charged particles. From the ground, it almost looked like immense fireworks were going off in the sky. The aurora borealis was so intense that residents of the Deep South even got a peek. Here's are photos of what the storm looked like at its peak, courtesy of Lake Superior Photo. (Check out LakeSuperiorPhoto on Facebook for more.)

A more soothing view

The photographer had retreated to a car to change camera lenses when the sky developed into a less violent light show.

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