On the evening of 05. November 2001, North Americans as far south as Texas were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime display of auroral activity- The Northern Lights.  This was due to a large, very energetic proton event originating from our sun.  Concerned citizens began lighting up 911 switchboards starting at about 2000 hours, and the display lasted for several hours, becoming dimmer only as the gibbous moon rose.  These images were captured from about 36o latitude. The images below represent just a handful of the hundreds of images I took that evening.  I felt like a tourist! Click on a thumbnail below to see a larger image.