Aurora Borealis spiral over a boreal forest
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015

"Northern Lights Spiral" -- Photo of the week ending February 7, 2015 The northern lights in a spiral, from the display on February 1st, 2015. You can read about and...

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Northern lights over forest. Fairbanks, AK
Posted by lwpetersen | February 8, 2015

The morning of disappointing, disappearing aurora Jenn and I managed to do a bit of aurora watching in mild(er) temperatures early in the morning on February 1st. I had been...

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-40 degrees in front of the UAF sign
Posted by lwpetersen | February 7, 2015

One of my best friends, Jenn from New Hampshire just made her second visit to Fairbanks, this time braving the bitter winter temps in hopes of seeing the aurora. After...

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Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things about Fairbanks, next to the aurora, and the mountain range to our south. Our sparse boreal forests give nice open views of the sky too. I love seeing those subtle arctic blues behind the brilliant colors. Almost every morning in the winter is wonderful!
Posted by lwpetersen | February 1, 2015

“Spruce Ballroom” — photo of the week ending January 24, 2015 [In my "Alaska Skies" album] Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things...

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Incredible northern lights display over a snow-clad forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 26, 2015

Welcome to the Alaska interior, welcome to the boreal forest. This is a unique biome. Coniferous trees dominate the landscape, yet stands of birch and aspen remain plentiful in many...

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At 2 pm we're just about a month past the winter solstice, but the sun still doesn't get very high in the sky. Peeking through the trees in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 23, 2015

“2 PM” – Photo of the week ending January 17, 2014 [Boreal Forest Album] We're just about a month past the winter solstice, but the sun still doesn't get very...

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Aurora over snow-covered forest.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 15, 2015

“Northern Lights” — photo of the week ending January 10, 2015 After about 20 minutes of bright aurora bands filling the sky, it seemed like the display was fading, the...

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Northern Lights over a boreal forest in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by lwpetersen | January 8, 2015

Where do I even begin? I mean, the title kind of says it all. As I sit here writing, I am purely exhausted. I was driving to the post office...

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Aurora Landscape in Black and White. A gorgeous moonlit boreal forest in Fairbanks under a sky filled with aurora.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 7, 2015

“Aurora Landscape” — photo of the week ending January 3, 2015 Everything was so still. Except for the sky. The sky was crawling. The cold snow crunched beneath my feet...

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Aurora borealis over a moonlit and snow-covered boreal forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 4, 2015

Sitting at the computer last night, I had given up any hope that we'd have any good aurora this weekend, so I started writing a trip plan for 2015. I...

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