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Local Chicago man captures the northern lights in AMAZING time-lapse video Photo by Getty Images /Dean Mouhtaropoulos
Photo by Getty Images /Dean Mouhtaropoulos

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.

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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.

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“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.”

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