A rare opportunity to see aurora in Washington from this Friday night. I was following the aurora alerts all day and how it was going strong but climates around mountains in WA looking north were not very supporting. Around 9:00 i saw another alert of kp=7.33 in 51 minutes and left home with my wife and another friend in no more than 10 mins from Seattle.. After 2 hours drive i reached this vantage point where we were all excited to see activity but moon light was too strong and kp was down around 5 so camera was able to catch it but not our eyes..
We decided to roam around to find better vantage points where horses were more towards north and decided to wait. Around 2:30 suddenly we saw big spark in sky which resulted in following picture. The horses were moving align in direction as if they were chasing Aurora and hence the title "Aurora Chasers".
Aurora BorealisNightWashingtonIron Horse State ParkNitin Kansal