All scenes were captured by Mark in northern Minnesota on evenings with varying levels of aurora activity. Mark's website is markellis.com.
The music is Kotaro Oshio's composition "Aurora" performed by Jeff Peterson from Jeff's CD "Maui on My Mind." Jeff's website is jeffpetersonguitar.com.
The first scene was captured in the early hours of March 9, 2012. The active aurora display resulted from a large solar flare on March 7, 2012:
The first scene spanned about 4 hours. Its almost-daylight appearance is due to the strong lighting from the full moon present that night.
A few thing to watch for:
At about 2:05, faint aurora is visible in the lower center portion of the view.
At about 2:15, clouds streamed across the sky (not aurora).
This video was featured on Phil Plait's Discover Magazine Astronomy blog on March 18, 2012:
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