Animated Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Jan 9 10:18:02 2003 UTC



Click on this image to view a short animation of the "Northern Lights" over Alaska's Mount McKinley in Denali Park. This file is about 850K so it might take a few moments to load. These images, acquired on March 24, 2002 with a medium format camera and Kodak E100VS film, will give you a good impression of the gentle motions of this beautiful auroral display. Copyright (c) 2002 Denis C. Anderson contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Dancing Lights

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Wed Jan 8 09:49:01 2003 UTC



Click on this image to view a short animation of the aurora. It will give youa feeling of an aurora in motion. Photographs can leave you breathless. To witness the phenomenon of the aurora in person is indescribable. This will help.

(The short sequence of photos was taken with a 75mm lens on medium format Kodak e100vs on March 24, 2002 in Denali State Park , Alaska.)

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

Southern Arc

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Jan 7 21:17:01 2003 UTC



The Planet Jupiter dominates the field of bright and familiar winter constellations above the moonlit Central Alaska Range in this wide-angle view facing southwest. The aurora, here seen as a gentle arc, mimics the curvature of the Earth as ice fog forms in the Delta River Valley, below, during this minus 30 night. A 30mm lens and medium format Fuji Provia 400 film were used to capture the scene on February 2, 2002. Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Magic Mountain

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Jan 5 08:53:01 2003 UTC



The magical "Northern Lights" dance over a moonlit Mt. McKinley as seen from Denali State Park, Alaska. At over 20,000 feet oxygen is required for breathing on top of "The Great One" but it can still take one's breath away even from a distance of many miles. This photograph, facing Northwest over the frozen Chulitna River, was taken on March 24, 2002 along the Parks Highway and was acquired using a 75mm lens and Kodak E100VS film in a medium format.

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

Midnight Lights

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Jan 5 01:27:01 2003 UTC



Tall rays contrast the mottled appearance of this post-breakup aurora just after midnight on October 10, 2002. Poplar, birch, and spruce trees stand in silhouette against the "Northern Lights" in this view of the rapidly-retreating aurora from Homer, Alaska. This image was acquired with a 30mm fisheye lens on medium format Fuji Provia 400f film.

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

Light of a Pastel Sky

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Jan 4 05:51:01 2003 UTC



Tall rays and pastel hues of a mostly diffuse aurora contrast the dark treeline in this view looking toward magnetic north. The image was acquired on October 14, 2002 from near our home in Homer, Alaska using a 50mm lens on medium format Fuji Provia 400 film.

copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson contact at: auroradude@acsalaska.com website: www.auroradude.com

Firestorm

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Jan 4 04:06:02 2003 UTC



Like flames of an immense forest fire the aurora leaps up from the treed horizon near Homer, Alaska in this November 3, 2002 image. The aurora is seen here displaying the pulsating blobs and a mostly diffuse patchiness as well as some rayed structure typical of the post-breakup phase . During this phase the aurora can display flickering motions that very much resemble the gentle and soothing flames of a campfire. This image was captured with a 30mm fisheye lens and a medium format camera on Kodak E100s film.

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

Moonlight on the Matanuska

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Dec 29 09:08:01 2002 UTC



A nearly full moon bathes the snow-covered Chugach Mountains of South-Central Alaska and the now-frozen Matanuska River in its bright light while the stars of Orion blaze above on this crisp January 31, 2002 night. A 75mm lens on a medium format camera and Kodak e100s film were used in this 20-second exposure.

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

Christmas Lights

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Dec 2 07:06:01 2002 UTC



A colorful aurora lights an otherwise dark and moonless night with gentle and varied hues of glowing atmospheric gasses. A sprinkle of stars add their own glorious light to this Alaskan scene from the Lower Kenai Peninsula on Chritmas Eve of 2001.

Copyright (c) 2001 Dennis C. Anderson contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Fata Morgana

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Nov 18 04:01:01 2002 UTC



Fata Morgana is caused by layers of air with different temperatures causing complex atmospheric refraction. Here, it causes the mountains of Katmai, Alaska over 100 miles distant, to appear as islands or castles in the sea. The "sea" seen here is actually layers of cold air whith multiple images of the distant mountains embedded. Subtle changes can be seen between the two different images, above and below, taken moments apart.

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

Lunar Eclipse

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Nov 18 00:38:01 2002 UTC



The moon, here in partial eclipse, is setting over the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline terminal at Valdez in this early 1995 photograph.

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

Solar Ship

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Nov 17 23:26:01 2002 UTC



The disc of the setting sun is distorted by layers of cool air as a giant tanker full of liquefied petroleum gas plies the waters of Alaska's Cook Inlet near Homer and heads for the Asian energy market.

Copyright (c) 1999 Dennis C. Anderson contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Conjunction

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Nov 17 11:04:01 2002 UTC



The bright planets Venus and Jupiter lie in conjuntion with our Moon in a colorful February 1999 sky as seen here at dusk above the famous Russian Orthodox church located in the village of Ninilchik, Alaska.

Copyright (c) 1999 Dennis C. Anderson contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Overhead Aurora in 3D

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Nov 4 21:36:01 2002 UTC



Cooling towers along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline point toward the heavens and a faint overhead aurora on February 2, 2002. The giant radiators help dissapate heat from the pipeline to keep the ground frozen and solid beneath. These images are aranged for stereo viewing by crossing your eyes and forming one image from two in between.

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

Fanciful Flight

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Nov 4 02:36:02 2002 UTC



Here's one just for fun. Pretty soon they'll discover the aurora is a valuable assett and start charging for permits to view it. This one was for free taken on March 19, 2001 near Cantwell, Alaska (and the epicenter of today's 7.9 earthquake). View the image pair as a "3D" by crossing your eyes and combining the images in the center.

Copyright (c) 2001 Dennis C. Anderson

Red Lion 3D Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Nov 2 19:17:01 2002 UTC



Leo rises in the East as oxygen ions begin to produce red emissions high in the atmosphere. This aurora literally "changed before my very eyes" from green to red as a cloud of charged particles, abundant in electrons, arrived from the sun. This pair of images was acquired on the early morning of November 7, 1998 and is arranged for "3D" stereo viewing.

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

Anchor River Aurora Panorama

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Nov 1 22:02:01 2002 UTC



Three separate wide-angle photos are stitched togeather here to form one continuous image spanning approx. 240 degrees by 100 degrees and covers the sky from West to Southeast across the northern horizon. These images were taken along the Anchor River in Alaska in late April of 2000.

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

Red Sky in Stereo

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Nov 1 09:26:01 2002 UTC



A bright red aurora fills the western sky over the Alaska Range in this November 16, 1999 pair as viewed from Denali State Park. The stereo images can be viewed by crossing your eyes for a 3D effect. Center, cross and relax. Meld the two images to form one in the center.

Copyright (c) 1999 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

3D Solar Corona and Venus

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Nov 1 03:58:02 2002 UTC



Venus is at inferior conjunction, between the Sun and Earth, in this stereoscopic view of the solar corona. Cross your eyes to merge the two images into a 3D version.

"The SOHO/LASCO data used here are produced by a consortium of the Naval Research Laboratory (USA), Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)), Laboratoire d'Astronomie (France), and the University of Birmingham (UK). SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA."


SOHO LASCO EIT171 Sun in 3D

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Fri Nov 1 01:09:01 2002 UTC



These images are taken one day apart and are arranged to similate a three-dimentional Sun. The sun's rotation provides the simulated 3D effect. Center the images and cross your eyes to view. Overlap the two images to form three. The center image will be in stereo. "The SOHO/LASCO data used here are produced by a consortium of the Naval Research Laboratory (USA), Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)), Laboratoire d'Astronomie (France), and the University of Birmingham (UK). SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA."


October 2001 Aurora in Stereo

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 31 23:24:01 2002 UTC



Moonlight was strong on the night of October 29, 2001 as a cloud bank parks itself over Alaska's Cook Inlet. The couds ad depth to this stereo image while the aurora develops bold reds in the West. The strong red oxygen emissions then moved overhead and to the East in a colorful display lasting several minutes.

Copyright (c) 2001Dennis C. Anderson contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net or visit www.auroradude.com

Quasi Stereo Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Oct 31 10:41:01 2002 UTC



This is a pair of aurora images taken from Livingston Montana April 1, 1976. They are arranged to be viewed as a "3D" stereo image. To achieve the effect center between the images at a foot or so fromyour screen. Slowly cross your eyes to bring the two images togeather (you will see three images but ignore the outer two). Relax your eyes and allow them to focus. It might take a little practice but you will know it when it is working. Don't forget to uncross your eyes before attempting to operate motor vehicles.

Copyright (c) 1976 Dennis C. Anderson

3D Aurora October 14,2002

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Oct 28 12:42:01 2002 UTC



Clouds slowly drift by in this "3D" aurora taken from Homer, Alaska. To view it start with the computer screen about a foot away and center between the two photos.Cross your eyes so that the stars of Orion on the right line up. You may have to tip your head sideways and adjust your distance. Let your eyes focus and relax. When it is working you will know it. Very important notice: this is addicting and you might find that your eyes will fail to return to a normal position.

Copyright (c) 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net

3D Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Oct 28 09:16:01 2002 UTC



Well, here it is. The first three-dimentional aurora posted to this site. To view you might try about a foot from your computer screen. Get centered and then cross your eyes. Bring the two images togeather using the stars of the dipper at right as your guide. You might have to adjust your distance and tip your head until you find a comfortable position. It becomes easier as your eyes relax in this contorted act. When you find the position you'll know it. Enjoy. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I can't be held responsible if your eyes stay that way.

(c) Copyright 2002 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at auroradude@acsalaska.net

Denali - The Geat One

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Oct 27 08:43:01 2002 UTC



Northern lights dance above the moonlit Alaska Range and North America's tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, or Denali as natives and locals prefer to call it. This vista is along the Parks Highway and Chulitna River looking towards the Northwest. This March 24, 2002 photo was acquired with a 4x5 camera and Provia 100f film. The image, as inspired by Alaskan panoramic photographer, Leroy Zimmerman, is cropped to a format that eliminates empty space.

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

Fisheye View of Polaris

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sun Oct 27 07:30:01 2002 UTC



South is up in this fisheye view of the night sky centered on the "North Star" Polaris. Stars trail during this 15-minute exposure with Arcturus at the top, Altair rising in the East (right) and the twins Castor and Pollux preparing to set in the West (left). The glow of aurora is on the northern horizon in this 180-degree view taken from East of Homer on April 2, 2002 using a large format camera, 30mm lens and Kodak e100vs film.

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

Noctilucent Cloud Detail

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 26 20:51:01 2002 UTC



This is a detail from the noctilucent cloud panorama below. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing the fine detail that a large format can achieve but the price is paid with the degree of difficulty.

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

Noctilucent Cloud Panorama

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 26 20:39:01 2002 UTC



On August 1, 2002, while waiting for the season's first auroras to make their debut, I was treated to this rare noctilucent cloud display. These clouds were photographed from Deep Creek, Alaska around 2:30 a.m. local time using a large format camera and Fuji Provia 100 film.

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

Dark of Night Light of dawn

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Oct 26 18:46:01 2002 UTC



Two worlds are captured in one photo as a colorful band of aurora borealis bridges the still-black sky of night in the West with the sky of an early dawn to the East. This photo of the Russian Orthodox church in Ninilchik, Alaska was taken on the morning of April 1, 2000 near the first peak of our current solar cycle using Fuji multi-speed film and a medium format camera.

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

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

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