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Astro Bob blog: Aurora Alert Tonight July 10-11 - Watch For Fireflies, Too

Last night we finally saw the stars. How sweet it was to reconnect with the cosmos again. Warm temperatures and lack of wind also made for fantastic firefly watching. Tonight, their flashes may be joined by a modest display of aurora.

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Organic constellations of firefly light speckle the foreground while the stars sparkle overhead. In the foreground, one nearby firefly crossed the view, sending out double-flashes of light about once a second. Each species has its own flash pattern that males use to attract females. Meadows and forest edges are the best place to spot them. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

Last night we finally saw the stars. How sweet it was to reconnect with the cosmos again. Warm temperatures and lack of wind also made for fantastic firefly watching. Tonight, their flashes may be joined by a modest display of aurora.

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