Aurora Borealis (Northern Hemisphre, Aurora Australis for Southern). On our way back to Ottawa we were lucky enough to get a little view of some Aurora activity dancing throughout the sky. I apologize for the grainyness of the shots but I wanted to make sure I could capture the great view I had. This photo shows Ottawa glowing in the distance with the northern lights overhead. It was amazing the amount of sky it was covering and I haven't seen this good of a show since I left the north.
Looking north out of my window I was lucky enough to be able to watch the lights dance for about 20 minutes before we had to decsend. Once we got lower the light pollution from the city blocked the view of them. In the north I have seen them light up the sky like the moon would and you could hear it too like the sound of static building on a comb as you brush your hair. A small electrical type buzz. The north is good for a few things and Aurora Borealis is one of them. The other good thing is long days in summer and that's about it ;)
This is a 15 second exposure at max ISO. I wanted to get this shot but in my view finder the camera didn't show anything at all when I tried to frame the shot. So I just clicked and 15 seconds later this came up. Not great quality but still shows you what I was looking at. Pretty amazing stuff.