I did seven hours of aurora photography overnight between 9:30 PM and 4:30 AM. There was at least some aurora visible during the entire time period, althoug it was rather dim at times, and the nearly full moon obscured things when they were dim. This also reduced the contrast a bit, but it was fun to shoot these!
Just a few minutes after midnight during one of the flare-ups.
Second flare up about 30 minutes later.
Taken from the University Experiment Station. The lights on the road were from a Grand Rapids police officer who was curious what I was doing there. It didn't help the video, but it made for an interesting still photo.
Video of the most active 50 minutes just after midnight.
Video of the entire night including second location at the University of Minnesota Experiment Station.
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