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Beach Time and a Beer

Author: Guest Writer/Sunday, February 26, 2012/Categories: Uncategorized

Auroras have been particularly impressive lately due to an increase in charged particles generated by solar storms hitting the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

This beautiful image of auroras captured from the shores of Lake Superior is particularly striking. The northern lights shimmer beyond the frozen shoreline of the lake in a 17-minute long exposure that captured star trails revolving around the north star. The photographer said it “was 9° F, no wind, and made for a perfect night of star gazing and aurora watching.” He relaxed in a beach chair on the Upper Peninsula and enjoyed a bottle of a local northern Michigan brew.


Lake Superior Beach and Auroras

(credit: Shawn Malone/

I enjoy a beer as much as anyone but this may be taking relaxing beach time for a cold Whitetail Ale a bit to an extreme. It was still worth the shot.



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