Thanks for the views! The only time I saw them live was in 1957. I know this will be hard to believe, but I was seven and on my grandparents farm in Western Missouri with my father. He had seen them in Alaska and wanted me to watch the show. It was spectacular continuing for about an hour! I assume now they were visible because air pollution wasn't as bad and neither was light pollution back then! All the images brought back those memories, so again thanks to all that posted images and their experiences during the show of lights!