Jupter and Venus shining over a stand of trees on snow-covered Murphy Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 21, 2020
Planetary Twilight

Jupiter and Venus shining brightly in the sky Purchase Print Back in 2012, a friend and I went out on Murphy Dome at night on skis. The temperature was -30...

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Low auroral band and the big dipper over rock outcropping and spruce.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 27, 2014
Photo of the Week — “Big Dipper and Aurora”

The big dipper and north star is the subject of the Flag of Alaska (designed by 13 year old Benny Benson in 1927, when Alaska was still a territory). I...

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A two image panorama of the aurora over one of the rock outcroppings on Murphy Dome. It was a nice, warm night to go snowshoeing, but really windy.
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 16, 2014
Aurora and Milky Way from Murphy Dome

Last night I strapped on my snowshoes to take a walk around Murphy Dome. It's not really my favorite spot, but it's a convenient location with a good view and...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | August 19, 2013
To do in Fairbanks: Picking blueberries in August

See the full gallery here. Sunday was just another one of 'those' days on Murphy Dome. The 80 degree temperatures have finally gone away and the forecast mentioned it would...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | 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 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 | June 19, 2011
Murphy Dome: Wildflowers and Wildfires

Kate and I went for a walk on Murphy Dome yesterday. The temps in Fairbanks hit the mid-high 70's, but up in the hills it was a comfortable 64. The...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 30, 2011
Murphy Dome in the Light of Day

Frickin' gorgeous place this is . . .Kate and I drove up Murphy Dome and explored some of the trails a bit. I realized that this was the first time...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | October 24, 2010
Murphy Dome at night

I have a lot of new pictures I would like to share, I hope you don't mind. Jason and Alex, fellow grad students, and I drove up to Murphy Dome...

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