These photos do not do the display justice. It was the best I have seen in over twenty years. In fact I think it was even better than the last major display I saw in 1992, when I lived in Orkney. I’ve seen them since, several times – but not like this.
The sky was dancing and shimmering – white, blue, green, violet, red. At one point I actually turned my camera south to take photos, they were everywhere. It is the first time I really wished I had a digital SLR. None of these photos have had any post-production work, and bear in mind they were not taken from a dark-sky site, but from a town. View them here on Flickr, in larger resolution.