Auroral Backdrop
Auroral Backdrop
Location:  Hutchinson, MN Image ID:  A0067
Date:  Sunday, May 15th, 2005 Photographer:  John Carlson

Notes:  Many factors must fall into place to allow one to see the northern lights. This spring in Minnesota, most nights were cloudy when the lights were in the sky, making viewing impossible. As we drove west to escape the clouds, we thought the full moon was causing the clouds to glow. Upon reaching the edge of the clouds we discovered it was the aurora, streaming brightly from overhead.