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

Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2012
Another time-lapse; Welcome March!

Purchase Prints or License | A still from the time-lapse below. It was a really good start to the month! At 12:30am I was editing the previous time-lapse and I...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2012
First D7000 Timelapse

The Nikon D7000 is the first camera I've owned with a built in intervalometer. The aurora didn't seem incredibly active tonight so I decided this would be a good time...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 20, 2012
I . . . am an idiot, but look how cool this is!

The aurora came out incredibly early, shining brightly in the twilight sky directly overhead. This night was one of the most incredibly gorgeous aurora displays I've seen yet. You should...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 15, 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day Aurora!

Valentine's Day is over and in standard form, I am sick. After a day of deteriorating health, Kate has talked me into staying at home today. Since I'm coughing, sneezing,...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | 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 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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