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Pretty night under the full moon, but where is the aurora?

Birch trees in the front yard under the full moonlight. The other night the moon was full and it made for a pretty bright night. However, this has been the longest stretch I've gone in...

Fingers crossed

Let's have a clear night tonight!From spaceweather.com:GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm is in progress following the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) at approximately 12:15 UT on Sept. 26th. The Goddard Space Weather...

Ode to Aurora

Yesterday was exciting because NPR did an equinox post on their picture show and used some of my aurora photos. Here's a link to the post:NPR: Auroras on Autumnal EquinoxThe title is a little misleading...

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, what do I do? It's...

The Brightest I’ve seen yet

Tuesday night, or actually early Wednesday morning I walked out to see bands streaking across the entire sky. The bands ran the usual east to west, but there were so many they covered the entire...

Lots and Lots of Aurora All Over the Place

It's been a good couple of nights, and last night left me breathless.Classes and work are in full force again so I don't have a lot of time to make new posts. I'll soon make...

Late Night

I went to pick up Jason from the airport last night/this morning. His flight was delayed and I didn't drop him off until about 2am. When I left his place and got to the end...

Holy Moly!

They were so freaking cool, bright, colorful, and everywhere! For about 10 minutes, then they were completely gone. I'm very happy to have stepped outside at the right moment. I ran back in to grab...

Second Dose

I went outside last night at 2 am to plug in the car before going to bed and the sky was green! I just caught the end of it, but here's another (better) short time...

Aurora Time Lapse

Another cloudy night gave way to a short auroral show last night. Fairbanks just hasn't been getting the luck that Scandinavia and Greenland have lately. The Sun has been pretty quiet lately, most of the...

Lucky Break

Amidst all the clouds and snowing last night, we did get a short reprieve where the clouds broke and the sky opened up for about five minutes to show what was going on the other...

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 dome. By eerie I mean...