April Auroras

With approximately one month of decent aurora viewing left, the season is winding down until next fall, which is why I had to capitalize on the opportunity last night.

After hiking approximately seven miles between 11 pm and 7 am, shooting from a couple new locations and accidentally walking up on a sleeping moose, I just got in the door from chasing the lights all night long. Around 2 am the sky exploded with red, green and purple, forming what was the best coronal display I’ve seen in quite a while. I know I’ll be dragging today, but it’s a small price to pay for being able witness and capture this phenomenon. Besides, everybody should pull an all-nighter once in a while; it keeps a person feeling young.