Posted by lwpetersen | October 21, 2010
Yesterday: Sunrise to Sunset

Yesterday the Sun rose at 9:00 am Alaska time. Every day here is a totally new play on the lighting over the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range. Yesterday was...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 18, 2010
Richardson Highway – Salcha, Harding Lake, Chena Lake, Chena River and North Pole

Kate and I went for a drive again, this time driving southeast on the Alaska Highway.  This is the same route we took into Alaska, but it was fairly overcast...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 17, 2010
Northern Lights

The aurora stopped by again tonight and I was camera ready. With the help of spaceweather.com it's pretty easy to stay on top of things. The statistical auroral oval provided...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 17, 2010
Plugging for the little guys

I want to start advocating for the use of more opensource software.  There is a whole philosophy with a lot of programmers that software should be freely distributed, many of...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 16, 2010
Good Morning

Morning sunrise (9:13am, official sunrise today occurred at 8:47am) and Otis looking the wrong way.It was 10 degrees [F] this morning, 11 with the wind chill? So, the actual temperature...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 11, 2010
Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Fairbanks!

Today is October 11th!  The temperature forecast for Dover, NH is 62 [deg F];  Stillwater, MN will be 76;  Cincinnati, OH will be about 86.  Here in Fairbanks it will...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 9, 2010
Good Morning

At 7:40 am this morning there was no sun. Dawn had begun about 40 minutes earlier and now while I am writing this at 8:01 am it is still dawn....

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 5, 2010
Recent photos

Some of you may have noticed that the quality of my flickr photos have gotten a little better recently. It doesn't have anything to do with my photography skills. You...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 5, 2010
Aurora Tonight!

And it was a great show. It lasted about one hour, but was only really bright, and I mean REALLY bright for about 10 or 15 minutes. I've seen the...

Continue Reading
Posted by lwpetersen | October 4, 2010
Elliot Highway

Kate and I took a drive up the Elliott Highway today. It starts in Fox, just north of Fairbanks and ends at the Manley Hot Springs after crossing the famous...

Continue Reading