Here is a still image from two time-lapses stitched together (below) from early in the morning on March 13 (or really late March 12). The night started out pretty dull, but there was a lot of activity was and occasional brightness on the Poker Flats camera. Suddenly, after a few hours of diffuse green and some thin clouds the sky was ablaze with green and even some reds for about half-an hour and then quickly filled the sky and dulled to a diffuse aurora again. This was a neat show to watch from the front yard.
I love how this turned out because it really conveys what aurora watching is usually like. You stand there staring for so long sometimes, anticipating . . . it’s right there you can see it, but it’s not doing anything at all. Then, all of a sudden, bam! Spectacular skies for a few minutes and then it’s gone. That’s what you have been standing out in the cold for so long for.
Here’s the time-lapse. It looks better if you set it to HD. Be patient. Remember, you’re warm.