10 February 2016

A Better View of the Aurora

A couple weeks ago, I posted a highly inadequate iThingy photo of aurora dancing in the skies above Anchorage. It was a lousy photo, but all I had at the time.

Now a MUCH better photo has surfaced, done by someone who knew what they were doing with a timed exposure. Enjoy!


7 comments:

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Just amazingly beautiful.
I miss not having a view of the aurora borealis from up north.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Wow. I still remember the one time 50 years ago I saw them over Michigan.

Old NFO said...

Yep, you CAN read a book by them! :-)

Chickenmom said...

Wow!

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Sandy.

Ed, they are breathtaking & surreal, especially when really bright. That's when they become audible, too.

NFO, not all the time, but sometimes. When they're that bright, it's just amazing.

Cathy said...

That's gorgeous.

Rev. Paul said...

It is, Cathy. It's hard to get a feel for how big the display is, from a photograph. But it covered a quarter of the sky, and we've seen it cover the entire sky from horizon to horizon. You can't capture that in a static image.