Early Morning Aurora

Ground Control to Major Tom, we’ve got some geomagnetic activity out there this morning….

The sky was socked in when I went to bed last night. Early this morning I woke to patchy skies and brilliant aurora, so I quickly got dressed, grabbed my gear, brewed a thermos of tea and hit the trail. When I arrived at the viewing decks, the lights had faded a bit and clouds intermittently blocked my view, eventually clearing off in time for another surge in the aurora, which carried on until it could no longer compete with the impending daylight.