Northern Lights Alaska – My photo and video blog from some of the nice aurora borealis displays over Alaska

April 25, 2021 – Aurora Borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021 – Aurora Borealis

On April 25, 2021 I hiked out to watch the northern lights from Angel Rocks. It turned out to be one of the best displays I've seen in ten years!

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Aurora borealis in the twilight. April 22, 2021 - Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021 – Aurora Borealis

Midnight view through the forest on April 22, 2021 There are only two more days before the darkest it gets in Fairbanks is nautical twilight, when only the brightest stars...

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April 18, 2021 - Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 18, 2021
April 17-18, 2021 – Aurora Borealis

Last night may have been the best aurora displays I've seen in years. And it was persistent. When I first walked out there was a bright band in the southern...

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April 16-17 – Aurora Borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 17, 2021
April 16-17 – Aurora Borealis

April 16, 2021. In Fairbanks, we have to say goodbye to the aurora in April. We’ve already begun the time when the Sun dips no more than 18 degrees below...

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aurora on March 13, 2021
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 14, 2021
March 13, 2021 – Aurora Borealis and Plumbing

Aurora Borealis Blog The fast solar wind stream from a southern coronal hole continues, and we continue to benefit from its impact on Earth's magnetic field! Aurora emerging over the...

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March 12, 2021 Aurora Borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 13, 2021
March 12, 2021 Aurora Borealis

Aurora over Fairbanks | Purchase Print Earth has entered a fast solar wind stream from a coronal hole sparking some nice northern lights last night! After a spike in plasma...

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Aurora Borealis – February 19-21, 2021
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 21, 2021
Aurora Borealis – February 19-21, 2021

Aurora borealis displays February 19-21 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Geomagnetic storms sparked from a fast solar wind from a coronal hole have provided us with great northern lights!

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Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 2, 2017
Yikes . . . Has it really been this long?! Spring in Alaska

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

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Alignment of Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Moon with Aurora Borealis
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 28, 2016
Aurora Borealis – October 6, 2015 – Planetary Alignment!

I woke up early to photograph a cool planetary alignment of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter with a quarter moon. I lucked out because the aurora was still going strong at...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | December 6, 2015
Aurora Borealis – September 11, 2015

The first impressive aurora borealis display I witnessed this season was shortly after midnight on September 11. It broke up fairly quickly, becoming diffuse, but it was brilliant for about...

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