Category Archives: Auroras

Aurora Pie Party, Jan 13, 2017

Last night I went to a local gathering hosted in Two Rivers by Mariska with my friend Susan. It was also my first time out to chase the lights out in months. And chasing might be an exaggeration since we … Continue reading

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Aurora season starts with a bang

I headed out last night to chase with my friend Susan. The data looked really good and though the immediate area weather did not look promising, we decided to head south towards Delta Junction to see if we could find … Continue reading

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 Aurora chasing from my “vintage” Winnebago!

I took the RV to Harding Lake for one night over the Labor Day weekend in hopes of finding some aurora at night and getting some time in on the lake in the kayak during the day. Although I arrived … Continue reading

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Dancing lights and nature calling

After a long break without work I’m working at part-time job and taking a couple classes at UAF (after a 20 year break from college) so my weekday aurora-chasing days will be very limited for the next few months, however … Continue reading

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Feb 2: Groundhog Day Aurora

Last night there was a G1 with minor geomagnetic storming that started really early in the evening and was even seen at dusk around 6:30, so I waited and watched the aurora cam provided by R&M Photography (Ronn & Marketa … Continue reading

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Dec 21: luminary walk, aurora, bridges and a train

I drove to Denali National Park on solstice to take part in their first annual Luminary Walk with my friend Susan. It was about -15F when we arrived, but we did the mile-long walk anyway! There were a lot more … Continue reading

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Nov 30: finally aurora and “Battery Exhausted” at -13F

Monday night around 8pm I headed to pick up a friend in North Pole, which was under a stinky cloudy of wood burning stoves’ smoke haze that made me cough and curse about air quality, and then we went to … Continue reading

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Fisheye and faint aurora

Over the holiday weekend a friend of mine was house-sitting out by Moose Mountain, off Murphy Dome Road, and invited me to come out and enjoy the dark sky and a hot tub with her any night she was there. … Continue reading

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Lightspeed, flurries and clouded aurora, or why we kept saying last night, “This is bulls**t.”

Skunked by the weather last night! Drove 250 miles, planning to head to Donnelley Dome to get out from under the snow and clouds that were plaguing the interior, and we still couldn’t escape the clouds or flurries. According to … Continue reading

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Downtown aurora, Oct 6

These were seen from my house downtown Fairbanks around 9pm. Big aurora storm is still coming through and though I was not planning on going out this week, I think I might end up heading out tonight anyway. Sony a6000, … Continue reading

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