Aug 6, 2011 Auroras from the sky over a storm
I got lucky and was able to see the Aug 6, 2011 northern lights while on a red eye flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis. There was a storm also in progress which we were flying over, all while my window was directed at the big dipper. This was a pretty lucky situation! The location is approx. arouns Sioux City, IA I'd guess.
All shots are obviously handheld and exhibit a bit of movement. Most are 8 second exposures.
The long ghostly streaks on the right side are reflections from the window. The lightning did cast a blue glow right above it.
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