The data didn’t indicate that we should expect much aurora this evening, but in fact we unexpectedly had quite a nice show before midnight. At 22:15 I noticed a band of aurora forming quite high in the sky when I looked outside on one of my evening checks, and by the time we got to a dark location then there was some good structure (rays) and some small movement along the band. The moon tonight was extremely bright, but nevertheless the aurora held its own and I really liked the combination of bright aurora and bright moonlight in some of the images.
Image 8. 22:45 UTC. Taken at: ISO = 6400, f/2.8 @ 14 mm, exposure = 3.7 sec. A very bright 75% moon is present on the right side of this image, but the aurora was bright enough to show well despite the moonlight.