Earlier this month, a Chicago man drove four and a half hours out of the city to be one of the few who could snag a glimpse of the northern lights.
A resident of suburban Des Plaines, Chris Biela, used to live on the Northwest Side, was able to take a time-lapse video from Door County, Wisconsin.
On September 7, he made this recording when the northern lights were unusually strong and could be viewed from northern Illinois.
Chris Biela’s time-lapse video shows bright green ribbons of light flashing across a blue sky and it is breathtaking.
“Only 4.5 hours drive from Chicago to see Northern lights? I did not think it is possible but here is a proof,” Biela wrote in an email to DNAinfo.
“Night timelapse taken at Door County. Rare experience at this latitude.”