Rolled the dice and drove up to Loveland Pass tonight due to the current solar storm which has been bombarding our planet for the last day or so. Fortunately I was rewarded with about 12 minutes of stunning imagery; it was my first time seeing the aurora other than while flying over Greenland at night, years ago.
This first image is a 12-image panoramic stitch, captured near the height of the aurora display.
(If you’d like to see a full 270°-wide panorama of this view, plus a star-trail image, click here).
The following is a time-lapse video of the two sequences I captured; the first at 35mm, and the second at 16mm, and spans from 10:48 to 11:59 PM: