After Storm

By: Dennis Mammana


Region: Polar Regions

Site: Fairbanks - Alaska - USA

Date: 2012 March 1

Comments: 1

From the photographer: "After a dramatic aurora substorm, the auroral display usually enters a recovery phase. This image shows such a phase in the eastern sky over the airfield at Alaska's Chena Hot Springs Resort. The snow and landscape is tinted green from the auroral glow. The bright star to the left of center is Vega, the brightest in the constellation Lyra, the harp. It appears diffused because its light is passing through cirrus clouds. To the upper right are the three stars of the Big Dipper's handle, and in the upper left corner appears Polaris, the North Star with the Little Dipper hanging below it." Dennis Mammana/

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