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Northern lights captured by Hudson-area resident

Dave Laatsch, who lives in the Cottonwood subdivision about three miles east of I-94 exit 4, successfully captured several shots of the Northern Lights in early October. (Submitted photo by Dave Laatsch)

Dave Laatsch, who lives in the Cottonwood subdivision about three miles east of I-94 exit 4, successfully captured several shots of the Northern Lights in early October.

They are known as aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere. The displays appear in many colors although pale green and pink are the most common.

According Northern Lights Centre, they are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere.

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