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Pictures from the Northern Lights visible in Malletts Bay on September 12th, 2014

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Updated 9/14/2014: The photo and time lapse below were featured on last night’s NBC Nightly News! The Northern Lights footage starts at the 12m46s mark.

The Northern Lights were visible from Northern Vermont shortly after 8:30 PM EST. I grabbed my camera gear and ran down to the beach on Lake Champlain to snag this shot:

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The above shot was taken with my Fujifilm X-T1 and Rokinon 12mm lens. The exposure was 10 seconds long at f/2.0 with ISO 1600.

Once I took a few shots, I decided it would be worth running a time lapse. You can see the full timelapse below:

Note: the apparition in the frame may or may not be Champ. Or it could possibly be my neighbor’s Golden Retriever.

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BBC News – “UK treated to the best Northern Lights display in 20 years.”

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The BBC twitter channel reported tonight that the UK saw the best Northern Lights display in over 20 years. You can see the full post here. With a little luck and clearing skies, we may be able to see them in the Northeast USA as the aurora oval rotates to the west. I’ve embedded a few tweets below from the UK and Norway so you can see for yourself:

Stay tuned to our site tonight and @NorthLightAlert on Twitter in case the Northeast USA lights up tonight!

Did you see the Northern Lights tonight? Send us your photos!

The creators of Northern Lights Now mentioned in the Burlington Free Press

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On Oct. 8, friends Dan Russell and Charles Baldridge stood on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and had what they later described as an awe-inspiring experience. For an hour and a half, the sky was lit up with columns of white light, some of them tinged with red and green. This was the aurora borealis making an unusual appearance over northern New England.

Russell remembered having goose bumps for most of the event, while Baldridge remembered wanting to call everyone he knew. ā€œIt was really exciting.ā€

Read the full article at the Burlington Free Press.

You can also see the Aurora Borealis pictures taken October 8th, right here on Northern Lights Now.