This is my favorite. It looks almost like a surrealist painting, but it isn't. The raw image wasn't nearly this dramatic, but when I loaded it on the computer and punched "auto contrast", this is what emerged. I think I'll get it printed and hung.
While I was shooting the pictures Walt Kelly's wonderful nonsense poem kept running through my head:
Oh, roar a roar for Nora,
Nora Alice in the night.
For she has seen Aurora
Borealis burning bright.
And from NASA, here's what the borealis looks like from orbit:
A furore for our Nora!
And applaud Aurora seen!
Where, throughout the summer, has
Our Borealis been?
I'll be blogging more on the trip in coming days. Stay tuned.