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This display of the Northern Lights broke out over Colorado during the last solar maximum in August 2000. The colorful lights and a bright meteor were captured over Hahn’s Peak in this 30-second time exposure. As the next solar maximum approaches, our chances for seeing more auroras like this improve.

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