Last night there was a fairly significant solar storm, and supposedly the Northern Lights could be seen as far south as ... well, far south.
I've been obsessed with the aurora borealis for a long as I can remember, and as part of my travels a year ago I flew up to Fairbanks and managed to catch a glimpse of the lights on successive nights. Absolutely amazing: they do, as many have described, "dance."
I'm on the north edge of Hector, which means there's almost no light pollution. So around 11 p.m. I realized I'd lost my tripod (somewhere in storage), so I balanced the camera on my malbox and set it for a 15 second exposure aimed into the darkness.
It's a pretty image, but whether or not that's really the Lights I can't say. With a 15-second exposure, light starts to do lots of funny things (light you can't even see). But regardless, it's a pretty shot and it was a beautiful evening. The green streaks in the bottom are actually fireflies.