northern lights

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Recent Examples on the Web Dustin Dilworth, D3 Imagery Head to a dark spot and pull up a seat: The northern lights may be visible throughout most of Michigan this weekend. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Look up! Northern lights could be visible throughout Michigan this weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 If the rain holds off and the clouds stay away, Sunday could bring a chance to view the northern lights in the Indianapolis area. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "Rain could dampen the start of the holiday weekend, but Labor Day looks promising," 23 July 2019 Thanks to the absence of light pollution, this is also a good place to stargaze or to try to catch the northern lights. Roger Rapoport, Los Angeles Times, "Find powerful theater in Door County, Wisconsin," 3 Aug. 2019 Use your camera to capture shooting stars and the spectacular swirl of the northern lights dancing on the horizon. National Geographic, "Canadian Arctic High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 The northern lights sometimes danced on the horizon. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "‘The Property’: A family’s getaway cabin defined its dreams, until a tragic Sunday morning," 24 Sep. 2018 Northern Minnesota was treated to a similar showing of the northern lights on Tuesday, as well. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "There's Another Chance to See the Northern Lights Tonight," 11 Apr. 2018 The photography, with its steely northern light, is classic Nordic noir. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Which of These New TV International Thrillers Should You Binge?," 30 Aug. 2018 At night, the golden day gave way to spectacular northern lights. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Inside the Arctic Circle, Golden Hour Has Nothing on Golden Day," 8 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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northern lights

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