I was camped out on the Alvord Desert with my photograper friend Jon Lesch and we were up shooting the Milky Way when I noticed some green color in my shots taken looking South. Jon was shooting to the Northwest and he noticed some redish color in the lower left of his frame and thought the sensor was heating up so he packed up his camera for the night. I decided to take a shot in the Northwest direction and said to Jon that the color was the Northern Lights. I then turned my camera to the North and took a shot and was amazed to see all this color, after a short time the light became bright enough that I could see the lights with my own eyes. by the next frame the curtains of light in this frame were gone.