What a nice surprise for my birthday! - this faint but rather beautiful aurora appeared before midnight and lasted rite through to until 04.00 on the 19th when I lost it to cloud cover. The aurora was 12 degrees high and easily visible with the naked eye as a green band with subtle red above. I saw an outburst between clouds with numerous vertical rays. Quite a sight on a calm freezing night!
Canon 450D with 18mm kit lens and 50mm F/1.8 lens