It's fun, 'fun' for someone like me, to be able to piece together bits of information on space weather. So as you'll see (hint: the more stars you see in my images, the fainter the aurora to the eye - because my exposure is longer, increasing both the brightness of the aurora, and visibility of the stars), the aurora stayed quite gentle and quiet all evening. And then, right around 2am, I saw some data suggesting the magnetic field was about to flip south (allowing a lot of particles to travel down Earth's magnetic field lines into our atmosphere), and just forty minutes later, the skies exploded, for what felt like ever. The aurora danced beautifully in deep greens and purples, and right overhead. However, unfortunately for you, my blog following lovelies, I spent much of my time during that increased activity shooting realtime video which I don't have decently edited and pieced together yet to be posted up here. But if you're on your way to the guesthouse soon, I promise I'll have it to show you in person. 

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