''And the Skies of night were alive with light, with a throbbing, thrilling flame; Amber and rose and violet, opal and gold it came. It swept the sky like a giant scythe, it quivered back to a wedge; Argently bright, it cleft the night with a wavy golden edge. Pennants of silver waved and streamed, lazy banners unfurled; Sudden splendors of sabres gleamed, lightning javelins were hurled. There in our awe we crouched and saw with our wild, uplifted eyes Charge and retire the hosts of fire in the battlefield of the skies.'' - Robert W. Service from "The Ballad of the Northern Lights"
Click on any of the above thumbnails to view a large 980 pixel wide image. Many of these images feature direct links to an image report which details the set-up for each aurora display along with a visual description of that night's adventure with reference to camera settings and tips on understanding the aurora charts which may help out new observers to this wonderful field of astronomy.