aurora borealis over fairbanks alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 27, 2020
What Causes the Aurora

A basic, yet comprehensive explanation of what causes the aurora. Tying together the solar wind, geomagnetic field, Van Allen belts, atomic energy states, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Pleiades and Aurora
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 19, 2020
Pleiades and Aurora

Purchase Print The Pleiades cluster (upper left) shines brightly in the sky with the aurora borealis over Chena Dome. This photo was taken from the Angel Rocks to Chena Hot...

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Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 10, 2020
Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome

Murphy Dome is a great place to view the aurora borealis from September to April in Fairbanks, Alaska. Directions, map, and some info to help you get there.

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Northern Lights From the Hills
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 1, 2020
Northern Lights From the Hills

Purchase Print The northern lights appear on a windy evening while walking along the Angel Rocks to Chena Hot Springs Trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area. I'm always...

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Aurora Twister
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 21, 2020
Aurora Twister

Purchase Print A monstrous display of the northern lights over the Chena River Valley and Hills from the Angel Rocks trail. The night started out pretty slow with low aurora...

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Still Going Strong
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 13, 2020
Still Going Strong

Purchase Print I was lucky to witness this incredible display of the northern lights from the Granite Tors Trail, about 40 miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. It was a miserable...

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Northern Lights Spiral
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 7, 2020
Northern Lights Spiral

Purchase Print Intense aurora appears in a spiral pattern over snow-covered spruce trees. More magical light from Fairbanks. This was taken during a week in 2015 when the aurora was...

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aurora borealis over snowy forest
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2020
Snowy Aurora

For a solid week, the aurora danced across the sky almost every night under a bright moon in 2015. The contrast of the bright snowy forest and the lit-up sky...

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auroral corona (northern lights) directly overhead
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 24, 2020
Corona

Aurora Photo Gallery The aurora borealis, otherwise known as the northern lights in the northern hemisphere, are the biggest draws for tourists in the winter here in Fairbanks. It’s understandable....

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 19, 2020
Twilight Aurora

Aurora in Twilight Buy This Print Watching the northern lights before it's dark is one of the most amazing experiences. The cobalt blue sky is already striking. The emerald and...

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