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AURORA IN VA: Stunning photos captured in the Shenandoah Mountains

(Credit: Peter Forister via ChimeIn)
(Credit: Peter Forister via ChimeIn)
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Auroras danced through the sky on Thursday evening and one photographer in Virginia was able to capture it all.

Peter Forister knew a geomagnetic storm on the sun gave him a chance to view a pretty special sight, the Northern Lights in the sky.

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Forister took to Shenandoah National Park near Big Meadows to photograph what he called "the most unexpected but remarkable experiences I've had living in Virginia."

According to Forister, the town in these photos is Stanley, Virginia just south of Luray.

He took the photos between 10:45 and 11:45 p.m.

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"The lights were visible to my naked eye for about an hour. The vibrant green and red colors only lasted about 15 minutes during an intense 'Substorm' at 11 p.m." Forister said.

Forister said the photographs were captured with long exposure and are therefore brighter than what he could see.

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To view Forister's full photography portfolio, click here.

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