On April 23 there was an aurora alert. A level of 7 was forecast on a scale from 1 through 9. We looked outside around 10:30 p.m. and there were some auroras lighting up the sky but not anything special and decided to go to bed. When I got up at 1:30 a.m. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The northern lights were shooting across the sky in constantly moving blue and green waves that started at the horizon and travelled directly overhead. I set the camera up on a tripod opened the shutter and went to wake Karla. When I got back the shutter had been open for 131 seconds. I thought that was too long but what I saw on the camera amazed me. We did not see the yellows and reds with our eyes but the digital camera picked up wave after wave of light for all 131 seconds and it turned out to be the best photo of the night. If you are wondering what all the white dots are it is the hundreds of stars that were shining ever so brightly.