Twilight Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 26 09:22:01 2002 UTC



An arc of green aurora glows gently above twilight in this August 2, 2002 photo. Even though it is local midnight at 60 degrees North, darkness is just beginning to fall after a long summer of 24 hour daylight at the village of Ninilchik on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The crescent moon is just peeking in at the right edge of the scene.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

September 3, 2002 Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 26 08:23:02 2002 UTC



Colorful rays reach towards the "Big Dipper" against a much fainter auroral arc in this view looking North from Alaska's Copper River Basin. Visually, the color was barely perceptible but the film was able to "see" hues well below the threshold of our limited night vision. Fuji NHG 800 was pushed to 1600 ASA to record this faint aurora.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Aurora September 3, 2002

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 26 07:48:01 2002 UTC



During a long vigil, what had been a very faint arc of aurora for most of the night finally became active in the wee hours before dawn. This view is looking due North from Alaska's Copper River Basin near Wrangell St. Elias Park. The photo was taken with a 6x9 medium format camera and 50mm lens on Fuji NHG pushed to 1600.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Diffuse Crowning

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Oct 25 23:02:01 2002 UTC



This is a fisheye view of the sky centered on the diffuse crowning aurora of October 14, 2002. The aurora stayed relatively motionless in this fashion for several hours. What looked like a diffuse glow was actually several thin and paralell sheets of aurora A medium format camera with a 30mm lens and Fuji Provia 400 were used in the capture of this image.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Four Corners of the Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Oct 25 08:37:01 2002 UTC



On the early morning of October 14, 2002 aurora curved gently across the sky from East to West and crowned overhead above the treetops. It remained this way for several hours under the steady influence of a high speed solar wind produced by a well - placed coronal hole. The view is through a 30mm fisheye lens on a medium format camera and Fuji Provia 400.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Proton Arc

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 24 20:51:01 2002 UTC



The faint detail of a hydrogen or proton arc is captured in this 2-minute exposure from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula just after midnight on August 17, 2002. A 35mm camera nd 20mm lens along with Fuji X-tra 800 speed film were used for the exposure. Hydrogen arcs are usually faint, colorless to the naked eye and often featureless forms visible during evening hours preceeding the main body of auroral activity.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.aurordude.com

Multiple Bands East

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Oct 20 21:39:02 2002 UTC



Like the statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), cooling towers along the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline stand silent sentinel to the night as multiple bands of the aurora light up the eastern sky at Donnelly Dome near Delta Junction. This image was taken on Fuji Provia 400 using a medium format camera and 75mm lens on the night of February 02, 2002.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Multiple Bands at Donnelly Dome

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Oct 20 03:02:01 2002 UTC



Multiple auroral bands light up the sky over Donnelly Dome near Delta Junction, Alaska on February 2, 2002. This was the second of four auroral substorms on this incredible night. The image was acquired on Fuji Provia 400 using a medium format camera with a 75mm lens.

Copyright (c) Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Ikeya-Zhang and Star Fields

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Oct 18 21:35:01 2002 UTC



Comet Ikeya-Zhang is all but lost in the glow of auroral light captured during this 10 minute-guided exposure. The comet is seen at center above the Andromeda Galaxy with a myriad of stars that is the Northern Milky Way. This image was made on Kodak E100VS film and a 6x9 medium format camera from East of Homer Alaska on April 7, 2002.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Ruby Rain

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Oct 18 18:52:01 2002 UTC



It had rained all day and was still raining lightly as I took this shot of a spectacular red crowning aurora. I had observed the aurora for two hours through the rain in a twist of Alaska weather that had left the sky clear in spite of the precipitation. This shot was recorded on Fuji Provia 400 film using a 6x9 medium format camera equipped with a 50mm lens around 13:00 UT on October 1, 2002 from Homer, Alaska.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Meteor Over Alaska

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Oct 18 11:05:01 2002 UTC



A piece of interplanetary debris, perhaps from a comet and smaller than a pea, slams into the Earth's atmosphere with such force that it is instantly vaporized in a flash of light so bright shadows are cast on the ground a hundred miles away. The spectacular demise of this course grain of cosmic sand was captured against the green light of aurora with a 24mm lens and Fuji Super G 800 film during a mid-November 1998 outing near Homer, Alaska.

Copyright (c) 1998 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Iridium Flare

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 17 21:19:01 2002 UTC



The passage of an Iridium satellite is recorded as a bright streak against the pre-dawn sky as the mirror-like surface of the satellite reflects sunlight to the observer and for a moment becomes as bright as the planet Venus. This event was recorded 10 miles West of Homer, Alaska with a 35mm camera and 50mm "normal" lens on Fuji Super G 800 film and a three minute exposure while hoping for Leonid meteors in mid-November 1998.

Copyright (c) 1998 Dennis C. Anderson contact at http://www.auroraak@ptialaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Red Sky Over Homer

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Wed Oct 16 22:15:01 2002 UTC



The aurora blazed red with an intensity and duration that probably had not been seen (arguably) since the late 1950's on this evening of November 5, 2001as seen here over Homer, Alaska in this view looking southeast. This image was captured on e100vs film and medium format camera equipped with a 30mm fisheye lens.

Copyright (c) 2001Dennis C. Anderson Contact at http://www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Bright Band

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Oct 15 20:40:01 2002 UTC



This rayed band suddenly increased in brightness as red oxygen emissions became readily visible to the naked eye. This photo was taken near Sterling, Alaska on March 31, 2000 using a 30mm fisheye lens and medium format camera on Kodak E200 film.

Copyright(c)2000 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at http://www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Christmas Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Oct 15 08:46:01 2002 UTC



Colorful rays seem to shoot firey flames from a stand of black spruce in this image acquired on Christmas Eve 2001. The photo was taken about25 miles East of Homer, Alaska using a 6x7 medium format camera and 75mm lens on Kodak E100S film.

Copyright (c) Dennis C. Anderson Contact at http://www.auroradude.acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Star Trails Over Russian Church

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Oct 15 08:09:01 2002 UTC



Stars trail over a 100-year-old Russian Orthodox church, located in the village of Ninilchik on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, during this two-hour exposure with a 30mm "fish eye" lens on Kodak E100VS and a medium format camera. The aurora borealis is seen as "sky glow" on the Northern horizon in this November 26, 2000 photo.

Copyright (c) 2000 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at http://www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

River Omega

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 12 00:37:02 2002 UTC



Nature mimics nature as the aurora seems to wrap itself around a stand of tall cottonwoods in a classic "omega" formation. Tall rays glow purple as the 3:00 a.m. twilight catches the uppermost aurora.This nocturnal scene was photographed from along the Anchor River on Alaska's Southern Kenai Peninsula on April 26, 2000 with a 30mm fisheye lens on a 6x6 cm. medium format camera and Fuji NHG800 film .

Copyright (c) 2000 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Restless Sky

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Oct 11 02:21:02 2002 UTC



Bright green curtains of auroral light fill the sky as tall purple rays reach for the magnetic zenith in this spectacular crowning on the night of August 12, 2000. A 30mm "fisheye" lens was used on a 6x6 medium format camera to provide this 180 degree view that was captured on Fuji NHG800.

Copyright (c) Dennis C. Anderson Contact at www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Green Lights and Cold Nights

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 10 18:33:01 2002 UTC



Bright green auroral forms are seen through the crisp, minus 25 (F.) air several miles East of Tok, Alaska on February 20, 2001. The image was achieved using a 6x6 medium format and 30mm "fish-eye" lens on Fuji NHGII 800.

Copyright (c) 2001 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit http://www.auroradude.com

Corona Borealis

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 10 12:55:01 2002 UTC



The constellation of Corona Borealis, The Northern Crown, appears near the top of this image. The colorful auroral display was photographed from Denali State Park, Alaska on March 24, 2002 using a 6x7 medium format camera with a 75mm f/2 lens and Kodak E100S film.

Copyright (c) by Dennis C. Anderson. Contact at www.auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit at www.auroradude.com

Green Sky East

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 10 12:55:01 2002 UTC



An active band displays bright green rays as seen from Denali State Park, Alaska on March 24, 2002. The image was achieved using a medium format 6x7 camera and 75mm f/2 lens on Kodak Ektachrome 100S.

copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at www.auroraak@ptialaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

White Dove

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Oct 8 19:04:01 2002 UTC



As tall rays stretch toward the magnetic zenith overhead, this crowning aurora takes on the form of a white dove in the sky near Valdez, Alaska on the evening of September 3, 2002. The image was acquired using a 50mm lens on 6x9 medium format Fuji Provia 400f.

copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson To view more images of Alaskan auroras go to www.auroradude.com . E-mail at www.auroradude@acsalaska.net

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