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What the Northern Lights Really Look Like

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We often see the aurora borealis (northern lights) in timelapse videos—but they can look pretty amazing in realtime too. In this video, photographer Kwon O Chul shows us realtime images of the lights above Yellowknife, Canada. If you're snowed in today, just remember that you could be seeing this—if you lived in the right place.

My favorite part, aside from the lights themselves, is the "ooh"s and "aah"s of people looking on. As Liz Lemon said, "I want to go to there."

(Via the always-wonderful The Kid Should See This.)

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