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Posted by Greenpeace Canada on Friday, October 30, 2015

 

We're fans of New Jersey — we really are. But for those with their eyes trained on the skies, the Garden State wasn't the place to be Tuesday night.

KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: (ISRAEL OUT) Tourists admire The Aurora Borealis as it glows in the sky September 02, 2007, near the The Northern Lights, seen here in Greenland in 2007, could have been visible over New Jersey Nov. 3. ( Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

A rare astronomical event gave us a chance at seeing the aurora borealis (also known as the Northern Lights). Tuesday. John Bochanski, assistant professor of physics at Rider University, told New Jersey 101.5 Tuesday an expansion of solar activity might make it possible after sunset — if you could get far away from the state's light pollution.

But as anyone who looked up Tuesday night knows, we didn't see the light. Oh well. Maybe next time.

Still, the show was spectacular in areas better-suited to showing off the Northern Lights — places like Iceland, Finland, Canada and Alaska. Below, see some of the amazing shots from around the world shot Tuesday and over the last few days: