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The surreal Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, March 2018. 

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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, March 2018. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland, March 2018. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. 


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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. 



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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland
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The Aurora Borealis (northern lights) illuminate the sky of Lapland region, in Inari, Finland, December 2017. 


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The Aurora Borealis (northern lights) illuminate the sky of Lapland region, in Inari, Finland, December 2017. LEHTIKUVA/Irene Stachon/via REUTERS

The Aurora Borealis (northern lights) illuminate the sky of Lapland region, in Inari, Finland, December 2017. LEHTIKUVA/Irene Stachon/via REUTERS
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. 


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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland
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A photo taken by European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point just north of Vancouver, January 2016. 
  

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A photo taken by European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point just north of Vancouver, January 2016. REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake

A photo taken by European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point just north of Vancouver, January 2016. REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. 


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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland, Finland, September 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Kuznetsov/All About Lapland
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A general view of the aurora borealis near the city of Tromsoe in northern Norway, January 2012. 


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A general view of the aurora borealis near the city of Tromsoe in northern Norway, January 2012. REUTERS/Rune Stoltz Bertinussen/Scanpix

A general view of the aurora borealis near the city of Tromsoe in northern Norway, January 2012. REUTERS/Rune Stoltz Bertinussen/Scanpix
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, September 2014.


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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, September 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, September 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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The lights of an Aurora as seen from the International Space Station, February 2016. 


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The lights of an Aurora as seen from the International Space Station, February 2016. REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake

The lights of an Aurora as seen from the International Space Station, February 2016. REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake
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The aurora borealis appears over Great Bear Lake, the world's 8th largest lake in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada September 2016. 


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The aurora borealis appears over Great Bear Lake, the world's 8th largest lake in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada September 2016. REUTERS/Pat Kane

The aurora borealis appears over Great Bear Lake, the world's 8th largest lake in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada September 2016. REUTERS/Pat Kane
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Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon, September 2012. 



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Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon, September 2012. REUTERS/Courtesy of David Cartier, Sr./NASA

Swirls of green and red appear in an aurora over Whitehorse, Yukon, September 2012. REUTERS/Courtesy of David Cartier, Sr./NASA
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The wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 2016. 


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The wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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Aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the sky over Finnmark county, northern Norway, March 2011. 


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Aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the sky over Finnmark county, northern Norway, March 2011. REUTERS/Tore Meek/Scanpix

Aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the sky over Finnmark county, northern Norway, March 2011. REUTERS/Tore Meek/Scanpix
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An Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, September 2014.


 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, September 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, September 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the Bals-Fiord near the village of Mestervik, north of the Arctic Circle, October 2014. 


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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the Bals-Fiord near the village of Mestervik, north of the Arctic Circle, October 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the Bals-Fiord near the village of Mestervik, north of the Arctic Circle, October 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station, on an ascending pass from south of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the Northern Pacific Ocean, west of Central America, September 2011. 


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The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station, on an ascending pass from south of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the Northern Pacific Ocean, west of Central America,...more

The Aurora Australis is seen from an image taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station, on an ascending pass from south of Australia in the Southern Pacific Ocean to the Northern Pacific Ocean, west of Central America, September 2011. REUTERS/NASA/JSC
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The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario, February 23, 2015. 


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The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario, February 23, 2015. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario, February 23, 2015. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill
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The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, April 2010. 

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The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, April 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, April 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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