There are nights I don't understand the full correlation between space weather data and our real life experience. There are nights of generally unfavourable conditions that produce some of the most beautiful displays of the aurora we have had in several nights. There may be ways to eventually justify it, in a very roundabout way, but please don't ask me to explain it - I'm not there yet. I was, however, there - outside at -29° - for all four hours straight of it.

Is ignorance a little bit of bliss? Can there be some of that unknown magic to life we all had as kids?

Let's go with that for now.