Aurora in NC - Nov 20, 2003

On Nov 20, 2003 Bright Aurora was seen as far south as Florida from solar flares from sunspot group 10484.  These pictures were taken in Gastonia, NC.

These exposures are about 5 minutes each taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm SLR on an ordinary tripod using a 50mm lens and Kodak Elite Chrome 200 slide film.

The entire show lasted for only a couple hours with the Aurora flaring and fading repeatedly in different sections of the north and northwest sky.

Occasionally the bright Red Aurora was accompanied by a Bluish or Emerald Green Aurora.

Just before the Auroral activity ended I looked up and saw this plume extended all the way to the zenith, directly overhead.