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

Posted by Lee Petersen | February 9, 2012
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | September 26, 2011
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....

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Posted by Lee Petersen | September 24, 2011
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | 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 Lee Petersen | March 24, 2011
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 7, 2011
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | January 20, 2011
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | January 14, 2011
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | January 10, 2011
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...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | January 9, 2011
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...

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