This is the Aurora/Northern Lights.
What is it? Besides super awesome light show in the sky. Here is a definition I got off line.
The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south..
Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.
I'll stick with super awesome light show in the sky. The light literally dance through the sky. Normally we just see green, but they can be pink, and even red and blue.
I'm sure you'll see many more pics of the Aurora this winter. Especially since Kevin is not deployed this year and I can hop in the car when the kids are sleeping to go out and take some pics.
These pics are straight out of the camera too.
And you can find more on my FB page.