Aurora Borealis

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Chugach, Photos, Travel 18 Comments

Aurora Borealis over Trail Lake, Moose Pass, Alaska.

Aurora Borealis over Trail Lake, Moose Pass, Alaska.

Since I captured this early this morning and will be traveling on Monday, I decided to do a rare weekend blog post.

With a lot of packing and shipping to do, I really didn’t need to be running around last night looking for Northern Lights – but I just couldn’t resist and headed out for a couple of hours a little after mid-night.  You see it has been another slow winter for the Aurora Borealis, especially in Alaska for some reason – they have been getting some pretty good shows in Norway.  So when I saw things were looking good on the computer, I had to go for it!

It takes a very good show to reach us down here in Seward and unfortunately this wasn’t one of them.  By driving North, I was able to watch them on the Northern horizon, but didn’t have the time to go any further – I probably would have needed to go past Anchorage and Wasilla.  So I made the best of it as I watched them on the shores of Trail Lake and listened to the ice cracking on the lake – actually the ice was really loud – that made it kind of eerie on such a dark, moonless night!

Ok, back to packing!

For those who are interested, you might enjoy reading about how to find the northern lights, or how to photograph the northern lights.

Comments 18

  1. I think this is a great picture, I really like it! it was well worth your effort! Im looking forward to reading the reference articles above about the N L.! Thanks.

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