Our recent clear weather coincided with “moderate” level auroral displays. I understand that the best displays happened in the middle of the night, which is very common; 2:00 a.m. seems to be the optimal time. We never got out that late, but on October 6th we had a great display around 9:30 p.m., and I got out with my camera to take a few shots.
I hope to do better in the future. Tonight I’m attending a meeting of the Haines Photography Group at the library, that will feature tips on photographing the aurora from one of our town’s best photographers. Maybe I can apply what I learn the next time we see a display.