It was overcast out there. Really overcast. But like every other night, whether I'm in Yellowknife or not, Val and I were watching the AuroraMax camera monitoring the sky above Yellowknife anyway. Out of nowhere, literally within minutes, the clouds went from overcast to broken revealing bands and swirls of green everywhere. And then it was a flurry of text messages between us... "HURRY UP, HURRY UP, HURRY UP! Get dressed faster! Drive faster! Gooooo!!!!!". And so, for me personally, there is only one thing better than driving down a road of packed snow in moonlight, with the shadows of 30 foot trees covered in snow on either side of the road under a still band of the northern lights right overhead. To pull over on the side of the road as the lights get brighter within seconds, lean forward over the dash to get a better view, and then to jump out of the car not really dressed to be outside, without your camera really set up to photograph them. Because there's just so much magic in witnessing the aurora brighten the sky and landscape all within a matter of seconds. You have to come experience it. It will leave you speechless. What an amazing night.