High solar activity and a huge sunspot complex sparked a couple of nights of aurora that reached as far south as Missouri. A faint red glow was spotted about 2 a.m. on the morning of July 28, 2004 at the Charles Douglas Observatory located north of Warrensburg, Missouri. A couple of patches of purple aurora appeared on the digital images. Photographed with a Nikon D-100, 16mm lens, 60 sec. exposure at f2.8 (c)2004 Vic & Jen Winter/ICSTARS Astronomy.