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See someone stand outside in the cold for a long time without moving much?

Their neck getting stiff looking skyward?

And staying patient through it all?

It could only be people photographing the aurora. And there were plenty of them outside earlier this week as our northern lights came out to play in spectacular fashion.

It’s no easy task getting a good aurora photo. The dark and the movement of the lights are some pretty significant challenges. But our readers have once again been up to the task, as you can see by the collection of photos we've gathered from some local photographers who are known for their stellar aurora photos.