Third night's the charm :)

Finally!  On the third night of staying up waiting for aurora that was forecast to be only so-so, this happened!  Shot between 12:15 am and 2 am.  The really intense blast of swirls, curtains, spikes and pink colors only lasted about 3 minutes.  What a fun morning!  Click for full-screen.

Another long night waiting for the Aurora.

So I spent the second night in a row getting up every half-hour checking the sky for what was supposed to be another strong aurora display.  The night before was a complete bust.  Finally just before 4 am this morning she started popping a bit low on the horizon.