All About That Chase
It was the last night for all my guests. Some had more success than others in the nights leading up to their last. We knew it was going to be a gamble, and we knew it was going to be a late night with long drives.
Of course arriving 115km from Yellowknife into mostly clear skies after driving through overcast cloud and blizzards of ice crystals felt most triumphant, but we know this is only half the story. Checking the space weather all but completed the other half. It was just a matter of time, and for dramatics of course, the aurora waited, and teased, and waited a little longer until it was almost make or break time for us to get going back to town to meet the early morning flight departures. But we got her, and she was absolutely spectacular.
The biggest problem at the ends of nights like these is coming down from a natural high quick enough to sleep before sunrise. Obviously it helps sunrise is still 10am.