Posted by lwpetersen | October 31, 2013
Pulsating aurora

On the morning of October 30 I woke up and went outside to use the outhouse, like everyone does in the morning, and the sky was pulsing green. Pulsating aurora...

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 30, 2013
Sunrises and rainy day walks

The color in the sky before we got to UAF on Friday was spectacular. It faded quickly as the Sun broke over the horizon. I just barely managed to get...

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 20, 2013
Another pretty morning

Only one more day until it's officially fall. I took a few photos on the way to work this morning, most of the snow from Wednesday is now gone. Since...

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 18, 2013
First snow | September 18, 2013

Waking up in Fairbanks, Alaska on September 18, 2013 to a summ-fall-winter wonderland: All the summer and fall foliage meshed well with the white snow. It was kind of gorgeous...

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 16, 2013
To do in Fairbanks: Equinox Marathon – with or without snow

Kate was driving me to work this morning when we heard on the radio that there is a good chance of snow this week. I checked the 7 day forecast...

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Posted by lwpetersen | August 31, 2013
The end of summer

It's nearing the end of summer; the leaves have just begun to change. Daylight is quickly disappearing with every day shortened by nearly seven minutes. The night is starting to...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 31, 2013
It’s midnight Sun time again

It's that time of year again that the Sun sets in that Alaska summer way, in the morning. Last night was the first night of the season the Sun didn't...

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Posted by lwpetersen | November 25, 2012
Day after Thanksgiving Aurora

The other evening we were met by green skies! Here is a time-lapse and a bunch of pictures. https://vimeo.com/55790487 Four time-lapse sequences. You may want to click on HD first....

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 30, 2012
Starvation Gulch at UAF: 2012 Version

What the hell is Starvation Gulch? That's a pretty big stack of wood.   Autumn is almost gone in Fairbanks and UAF held the Starvation Gulch bonfire/party last night. This...

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 22, 2012
Happy first day of autumn!

I woke up at about 20 minutes to six this morning. I walked outside and the sky was already turning pink, so I grabbed the camera and tripod and took...

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