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Shortly after 11 pm on Friday (April 11) I walked outside to find the sky was still bright with twilight. The stars were shining, and the aurora was as bright as I’ve ever seen it in this kind of light. The moon was incredibly bright too, illuminating the few spotty clouds above, but not much to block the view. I decided to go for a walk again and take some photos. Unfortunately, the aurora didn’t hold out for long. The brightest bands soon moved far to the south, giving coastal Alaska a great showing (and even Washington, I hear). No matter, it was a pleasant evening with warm temperatures and pretty skies. This will most likely be the last night I see the northern lights until August or September since it’s already twilight through the night, and getting lighter fast!