Balto??? An Alaskan Aurora Dog is Leaping across the sky in One of my Best Fisheye Lens Shots of the Aurora from Mt. Cleary outside of Fairbanks, Alaska the night of the 21st of March 2014!!! It really looks like a dog with a curly tail jumping across the sky!!!I used my Baader Modified Canon Rebel Xsi & 8mm Lens, ISO 1600, for this 15 second exposure.

The Aurora was stretching across the sky and was amazing to watch as it changed shapes. Mars was just clearing the Trees in the East, but Spica was still below the treeline.

I posted an illustrated version showing Cardinal directions and labeled so you can ID the brighter stars and planets, The Gemini Twins Castor & Pollux are in the Dogs Mouth, upper left of Jupiter. The constellation of Leo is completely covered by the Aurora. The Dome glow at the bottom above top of Trees is the Light Pollution from Fairbanks, 40 miles away!

Best Regards,
John Chumack