I have to thank Art for talking about this on his show, or I wouldn't have even known about it! As soon as I heard him talking about it, I grabbed my camera gear and brought my daughter who wanted to come, and we headed outside for a look. We happen to live right on the edge of town, so it's only few blocks drive to get to some open sky. We live in southeast Nebraska. I set up my gear by some farms and a railroad track. Staying for a couple hours, I was able to come up with about 30 images. Here's a few of the best…Exposures typically were about 30 to 60 seconds at f3.5 to f5.6…
Later on, the show got more wild and colors started to come out more - right about the time Art announced it was going wild in the Chicago area and at one time a few streaks arced all the way from the horizon straight up directly overhead to the center of the heavens. I also saw about 4 meteors in various places during the night too...I've seen the Northern Lights once in Alaska, but in almost 40 years, I've never seen them like this in Nebraska! Thanks again Art, for announcing it!
-- Doug Javorsky
On Sunday, November 7, I was on my way to work when I noticed that the sky was glowing with the northern lights. Because this is unusual this far south, as soon as I got to work, I grabbed my digital camera and took a bunch of pictures. What was also unusual was that, while I had seen the northern lights around my area before, none had lasted longer than an hour or two; these lasted almost all night! Here are some of the pictures that I took, I hope you enjoy them.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
November 8th, 2004. I saw the northern lights here in Black Hawk, SD and decided to take some photos of them. Most of these photos were taken with an exposure of between 8 and 15 seconds.
Black Hawk, SD