You do not immediately think 'Colorado' when you hear 'Aurora Borealis;' but if you get out to a part of the state that's north and dark, you can get lucky.

Pawnee National Grassland lays about an hour east of Fort Collins, north of Highway 14. Thousands of people visit the area every year to go bird-watching, including finding Colorado's State Bird, the lark bunting.

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I would never think that you could see the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis from even the most-northern part of Colorado. I would think you'd have to be at least in Montana to spot any of it, but that was not the case on the night of March 30, 2022, for this storm chaser/photographer.

Technically, this storm chaser, while not chasing down a tornado, was capturing a storm of sorts just the same. The Aurora Borealis is the Earth protecting us from the Sun slamming the planet from sun particles coming at us at 45 million miles an hour. Just another world wonder for us to behold.

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At about 10:45 p.m. on March 30, 2022, Twitter user @GhostTrainPhoto used their camera equipment to capture a brief, yet beautiful, video of the event. What makes the video even more special, it was the photographer's first time at seeing the 'Northern Lights.'


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It just feels like you could watch that over and over again, it's such a wonder. I can't remember the last time I was at Pawnee National Grassland, I'm going to have to get out there again, soon.

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