Night Sky over the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 27, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Night Sky over the Chena”

"Night Sky over the Chena River" - Photo of the week ending March 24, 2019 On March 20th there was a coronal mass ejection resulting from a solar flare. It...

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The big dipper over road through boreal forest. Very faint aurora on the horizon. North of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | December 7, 2014
Photo of the Week – “ALASKA”

It wasn't very easy to see the stars when the moon was shining so brightly, but you can still make out the big dipper over the road. The big dipper...

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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 | March 18, 2012
Improve my odds

This is a longer story about three completely different things. Most of the aurora photos are up on my photos page. I spent Thursday and Friday in Aviation Land and...

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Posted by lwpetersen | March 11, 2012
Night skiing, snowshoeing, and photographing on Murphy Dome

Last night Jason (blog | flickr) and I went out shooting on Murphy Dome. The hope was (like always) to photograph the incredible aurora we were supposed to have. Like...

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Posted by lwpetersen | February 13, 2012
Three pictures from this morning

This morning I woke up a little after 6am, went out to the outhouse, and noticed something unusual for these morning hours . . . the sky was green! Finally...

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Posted by lwpetersen | April 13, 2011
Fast-moving aurora: two hours of good shooting!

1. . . 2 . . . 3 . . . Run, don't slip, wait it's behind me now, just sit still it will come back in a minute! Ahhh,...

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Posted by lwpetersen | November 12, 2010
Finally a Few Aurora Photos from Murphy Dome

I took a drive out to Murphy Dome earlier tonight to take some pictures. It was a little eerie walking around in the dark by myself on top of the...

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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...

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