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Northern lights shone strong enough to be seen within Kelowna last night

The northern lights were photographed near Okanagan College in the south Pandosy area last night.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Roman Bartos

A Kelowna photographer captured the northern lights in the middle of the city last night. 

It was May 27 around 11:30 p.m. when photographer Roman Bartos noticed the natural phenomenon near Okanagan College in the south Pandosy area.

Despite strong levels of light pollution, he was able to capture the Auroral Borealis at this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country.

READ MORE: A photographer's how to guide to spot the Northern Lights in the Okanagan

An Oyama photographer recommends using the Aurora Service to track the northern lights and looks at users' accounts on Instagram from across the country to watch for clues if you want to spot them.

Another trick is to get away from light pollution. The northern lights were also spotted in the South Okanagan last night.

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