For days straight, the sun was pretty consistently producing C and M class flares, but without any accompanying coronal mass ejections which meant nothing too unusual as far as the northern lights were concerned. But finally a CME launched from the sun alongside one of those M-class flares, and three days later we were seeing the effects of it here on Earth, but just barely as we caught the very edge of the CME blowing by our planet.
The speed of the aurora, and intensity of the colours last night were breathtaking, and it left our intimate little group speechless, but also in a sort of... stunned laughter as I like to say. We had another absolutely perfect evening out there, and I'm so thankful. 

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