After the moon slipped behind the Bitterroot Mountains, the Northern Lights were visible in the valley.

It was apparently the second night in a row that aurora was visible in the night sky.

The people who were trying to catch a glimpse of the colorful display were also treated to what looked like a large meteor just before 11 p.m. A NASA official in Utah said the object was a discarded lower stage of a recent Chinese rocket launch. Over 100 reports were noted from Washington State, Idaho, Utah and Montana.

The aurora colors were nice, even without the fireball (see photo).