Shawn Malone lives in Michigan's Upper Penninsula and has gotten some amazing shots of the Aurora this year.
"A streak of northern lights thru part of the Milky Way- early Sunday morning in a clearing, Alger County MI- guess humidity was pretty low, fantastic night for star gazing- oh and when the aurora came out, is was just doing plain crazy things."
How I wish the city lights didn't block these views for us. It's definitely inspiring to see such beauty, however you can get it.
One thing is true though. You can create beauty whenever and wherever you want.