I waited until after 11 PM before going outside. The sky on the western horizon was still too light for any dramatic auroral activity. There was, however, a startling crescent moon just off the horizon (remember, I live in the mountains and my horizons are higher that those who live in the flat lands, and I don't mean that metaphorically).
Above, and to the left, was Venus. Here they are.
Do you see what I see in that crescent moon?