As noted by the photographer “On the night of March 23/24, 2001, the heavens over Fairbanks, Alaska lit up with the most spectacular of auroral displays: a corona. A corona occurs when an auroral curtain appears at the magnetic zenith―which lies nearly overhead in Fairbanks―and viewers look up one of its long rays. This stunning auroral form can appear to boil with motion, its colors can range across the entire spectrum and, when bright, it can easily cast a shadow. As beautiful as a still image may be, nothing can adequately capture the magnificence of actually witnessing an auroral corona first-hand.”



comments (4)

  • ruthps7 Reply

    Truly awesome and a wonderful photo!!

    November 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm
  • B.A.KALE Reply


    November 18, 2010 at 11:02 am
  • Suzanne U. Reply

    Quite beautiful!! Wish i had been there to see it in person as i think it would have been even more beautiful!! “The heavens, even the heavens declare the glory of the Lord”

    June 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm
  • Karl Reply

    This is amazing, love the read.

    July 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

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