The northern lights just a few yards away from our cabin.
It's A Twister!
Looking over the Chena hills from the Angel Rocks Trail. Chena River Recreation Area, Alaska
Not a minute after that eruption on the horizon this auroral corona danced overhead and seemed to last for a really long time. Usually only appearing for a few seconds, I think I had about a minute of shooting this one. In the center you might be able to make out the big dipper, but the stars were pretty dim compared to the northern lights that night!
Autumn under the northern lights
Aurora from Cleary Summit along the Steese Highway in September.
Spruce trees swaying. It was pretty windy.
Gorgeous aurora band from Fairbanks, Alaska with a full moon illuminating the forest.
Goldstream Valley Aurora
Watching the aurora down in the Goldstream Valley. Lights from the homes on the hill, some purple at high altitudes, brilliant night!
Northern Lights Spiral
Northern lights spiral
The Sky and the Northern Lights
We've had absolutely incredible northern lights displays the last few nights in Fairbanks. The nearly full moon wonderfully lit all the snow draped on the trees. It's been tough to get any sleep the last few days . . . yet I hope this keeps up!
A bright aurora
I had to underexpose a bit to avoid totally blowing out and oversaturating the aurora. This was probably the brightest band I have ever seen.
One of the brightest, albeit brief displays I've seen over Fairbanks, Alaska.
The aurora borealis dances over a boreal forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The aurora came out again Wednesday evening, but it was nothing like the display the night and morning before. There was this cool spiral in the sky that seemed pretty stable - it didn't change much over 5 minutes. Blogpost: http://lwpetersen.com/photo-blog/week-northern-lights-wouldnt-quit/
Aurora on the Tors Trail
Three days and two nights on the Granite Tors Trail. Near Fairbanks, Alaska.
Still Going Strong
Ten minutes after the band exploded across the sky, the aurora was still going strong, especially in the northwest.
Aurora Curtain 2
Northern Lights near Cleary summit along the Steese Highway.
What's Happening Behind The Clouds?
Very cool activity to the southeast as some clouds rolled in. Neat colors looking at the horizon, almost orange as the lower altitude crimson kind of blended in with green behind it from our perspective.
The aurora strengthened immensely while we were hiking down.
The aurora started to diffuse a bit, some longer exposures brought out the landscape a bit.
Looking up through the trees and the tors.
The aurora reflects off some refrozen overflow on the Chena River.
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