Next, you’ll want the right gear to capture the moment. The central theme around this is that you need to stabilize your shot. -Tripod -Advanced camera
The first step is to locate the northern lights. They’ll look like wisps of grey coloured cloud but abnormally brighter and morphing.
Once you’ve found out, put yourself in a position where you’d like to shoot the northern lights.
Timing: The longer you expose the shot, the more light comes in which is critical when there’s not a whole lot of it in the night
This has to be balanced with the fact that the longer you expose a shot, the higher chances you’ll start picking up artifacts and overall graininess.