5 minutes of absolute magic.

Another night of amazing aurora, even stronger than the night/morning before.  It started to show early, around 9 pm, and then at 10:42 pm the sky exploded with the most brilliant pink aurora we've seen in years here in Anchorage.  The pink bands were blasting across the sky, looking like heavy surf waves running along a beach.  And true to how the aurora dances sometimes, this intense color only lasted 5 minutes!   There was still gorgeous green aurora for hours afterward, but this short gift came and went quickly.   I gave up at 1 am because I couldn't feel my nose anymore.  It was cold this morning!