We got lucky Tuesday night! Clouds were broken to the north, and there was a massive geomagnetic storm up. We
got truly blasted by the Sun at about our local midnight Tues/Wed. This is the first time I'd seen the Aurora, and it
is absolutely incredible. Everyone should make an effort to see these at some point in their life,
even if you have to make a trip up North.
My brother got pictures, I posted these and some info at http://www.dnlnk.com/aurora.html. I don't know if the file
attachments will work properly from my browser here.
He called the Tribune yesterday.. they said they already had their own pictures. We're big belivers in
exposing John Q. Public to beautiful and awe inspiring natural phenomena. Anyways, If they did have pictures,
they didn't publish them. Too bad for them. Guess if it's not going to sell any beer or SUVs they're not interested.
Just to prove it's better to be lucky than prepared, we headed out with better camera gear and film
Wednesday night (rain, snow, 200miles) and Thursday night (cold, very faint Aurora.)