Unannounced, unpredicted aurora made an appearance on Saturday night, 2012 February 18th. We were on our way home and noticed actuall bright pillars in the north. By the time we had made it home, found the camera and tripod and got outside, this is the best shot we got.
The clouds were moving in, the aurora were diminishing and pretty soon petered out.

Also, the nimh AA batteries were dying off so we were determined to try out some of the new lithium AA batteries. Found a 4pack For $12 , charged them up and will try them out tonight.