One Man's Alaska

In Search Of ... the Aurora Borealis

August 4, 2010

I've lived in Alaska on and off for almost a year now, and still haven't seen the Northern Lights, so when I checked the University of Alaska-Fairbanks aurora page and it said the aurora was going to be active the next few nights, well, let's just say that I'm throwing some food, water, and clothes in the car at 8:30 p.m., and heading farther north, in search of clear skies.

Adios, amigos ...


It ended up taking nearly an hour longer to get on the road, and ... well, I'll skip all that. The image below shows the Facebook postings I made for my friends. The big gap between "12 hours ago" and "9 hours ago" was due to losing cellphone reception somewhere north of Trapper Creek, and south of Cantwell, aka, "The Dead Zone".

Alaska, the Northern Lights. Facebook postings from my northern lights trip last night.

Finally, here's a photo I took of a clearing in the sky at 11:25 p.m., somewhere north of Trapper Creek:

A photo from my Alaska Northern Lights expedition/trip last night

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