Visibility III / V
I went on inspection trips to familiar, but rarely visited beaches, and had a few Model pictures taken in semi-darkness in mind for future autumn shooting evenings. The evening was cloudy, so nothing special was planned, and I only took a light backpack with the mandatory shooting glasses. In the twilight, I quickly took those test photos and they already showed a little green. As the evening darkened, the clouds thinned and the sky opened up and the northern lights also slightly activated.
The quick stop then stretched a little longer and the light hiking clothes started to regret a little. After enjoying the northern lights for a while, I took a few series of photos for the Milky Way stack on the way back to the car. I was waiting for the photo series to be completed when a slightly brighter ray started to stand out from the horizon.
When the light was on, a ray immediately jumped out of the camera's back screen, the color of which was exceptionally clear and different from the color of a "normal" ray. It turned pink without much other colors. I described that ray for approx. 20 minutes and it was clearly static in its location and a bit detached between the end of the arc and the Milky Way, until it slowly faded away.
Steve hasn't been hit by it himself, so I don't really have personal experiences of how and where it appears and what it looks like. Based on the pictures in the Aurora Bongar guide, it could be, but is it?
Edit: Added one wider view as a continuation of the pictures.