Aurora seen at Blue Canyon last night

by Brian Zehring

Several of us went to Blue Canyon last night and around 12:30 I looked out of the corner of my eye and saw a huge swath of deep red to the north that extended up 30-40 degreees. There were also several large pretty wide white "streaks" almost like searchlights coming from below the horizon. The streaks and size of the aurora changed by the minute extending out through the bowl of the big dipper to the east and over almost to Cygnus setting towards the west. It slowly faded over 30-40 minutes. Very cool!