The last time I saw the aurora was around 10 years ago. It was a mixture of red and green and covered pretty much the entire sky. I never thought of photographing it at the time, but then again I had a 1.3 Megapixel camera at the time which I'm fairly sure could not take long exposures. It didn't even have optical zoom.
The following are another two I took on St. Patrick's day. The camera moved in the blue photo, which has obvious motion blur. The red one came out bright (I darkened the picture.)
They appeared just briefly on the 18th. Perhaps a UFO landing?
It was fairly clouded over this morning. :doh:
That was the best I got as the cloud kept varying in thickness over the sun.