A Grand Display (cont.)

November 5-6, 2001
Photographs taken between 7:15 p.m., November 5, 2001 & 12:15 a.m., November 6, 2001

Monday, November 5, 2001 - 11:00 p.m.: My fingers are starting to get cold.  Finally, I put on another jacket and a stocking cap to stay warm.  I walk a lot in a field - lit up by the moon and the northern lights - to take more photographs.  I don't need a flashlight. 

The moon & Jupiter - looking east.

The moon & Jupiter - looking east.

Left - the moon & Jupiter - looking east.  Right - a bright red glow to the northwest with clouds moving in.

The moon & Jupiter - looking east.

Looking east-southeast at the constellation Orion. 

 Looking to the north-northwest.

Looking south-southwest at the "green glow".  

Looking northwest.

Tuesday, November 6, 2001 - 12:10 a.m.: The show quiets.  I decide to go home - I'm tired.  If I had not seen two other major shows just so recently on October 21 and October 28, I would have stayed because I knew that activity would be strong throughout the night.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2001 - 12:30 a.m.: I arrive in Bismarck and after reviewing the internet, learn that people all over the United States are reporting sightings of the northern lights.  While the movements of this display were "minor" compared to the October 28 show, it was still very beautiful, and very similar to the March 30-31, 2001, show.

Tuesday, November 6, 2001 - 12:50 a.m.: I "hit the sack" - I'm tired and I have to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 6, 2001 - 12:55 a.m.: I notice a red glow by the window.  I get up and walk outside.  There are red patches in all directions.  I'm surrounded by the northern lights, despite being in the middle of a city and despite the bright moonlight.  Awesome!  And by the way, when's the next show?

Looking northwest.  

Looking north at the big dipper.

Looking at the north.

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