All scenes were captured by Mark in northern Minnesota on evenings with varying levels of aurora activity. Mark's website is

The music is Kotaro Oshio's composition "Aurora" performed by Jeff Peterson from Jeff's CD "Maui on My Mind." Jeff's website is

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:

From about 0:12-0:20, one or more animals, likely deer, but possibly fox or wolves, can be seen at the lower left, in the woods at the edge of the lake.

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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