A huge solar storm hit the earth's atmosphere yesterday, and we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it. Unfortunately the sky was clouded over but you could still see the auroras dancing between the cloud breaks.
The clouds add a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to these images... a spooky, pre-halloween eeriness that I actually really like.
According to Space Weather, it was the most intense geomagnetic storm of the year! Wish I could have seen more of it, but shortly after I took these pictures the sky completely clouded over and that was the end of that. Still, witnessing the northern lights is always spectacular, no matter how fleeting.