Camping Under the Aurora

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Apr 1 19:50:01 2008 UTC

There is nothing like a warm fire and the northern lights. Here, the ghost of a camper is seen preparing the evening meal along the Chena River east of Fairbanks, Alaska on March 26, 2008. I had the call to dinner just as the aurora intensified but I didn't want to miss out on the hot meal so I stuffed the pepperoni sandwich into my mouth and shot away. I chewed during the exposures and held it in my mouth while I made adjustments and advanced the film. It wasn't easy but I'll always remember it. Copyright (c) Dennis C. Anderson Night Trax Photography Contact at: or visit:

Birthplace of Stars?

Submitted by: at Sat Nov 23 17:54:01 2002 UTC

Actually this was an unintentional double exposure of Silver Creek Falls in Oregon and a piggyback one minute exposure of Jupiter and Saturn in the constellation of Taurus. Most likely due to sleep deprivation during the aurora season. Cheers!

August 31, 2005 Aurora - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, 9:52 PM

Submitted by: Travis Favretto at Thu Sep 1 09:48:01 2005 UTC

Canon EOS 300D, 30 seconds at f3.5, ISO1600. (c) Travis Favretto.

Breakup at Talkeetna

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Tue Nov 8 20:04:01 2005 UTC

Wolves began howling as the aurora grew in strength and I could hear a loud chorus from half a dozen or more off in the woods in front of me. I could not contain my excitement either and had to answer with a hoot of my own! This incredible breakup is on the evening of October 16, 2003 at about 11:30 p.m. local time. It was the most intense of many waves of activity throughout this crystal clear night of viewing on which the aurora was visible from 8 p.m. in the evening until after 7 a.m. in the morning. This photo was taken from the Talkeetna, Alaska area and is looking Northwest towards the Central Alaska Range which includes Mount McKinley, North America's tallest peak. I used a medium format 6x9 camera and a 50mm lens to capture the wide angle view. Copyright (c) 2003 Dennis C. Anderson Contact at or visit

October 5, 2000 Aurora

Submitted by: Wade B. Clark Jr. at Fri Sep 6 22:48:01 2002 UTC

This image was taken from Hamilton, Washington, USA. Exposure information: Fuji NHG II 800 speed color print film, 28mm f1.8 wideangle lens, and a 20 second exposure. Copyright Wade B. Clark Jr.

lunar eclipse sunrise - 2003 May 16th

Submitted by: Ulrich Rieth at Sat May 17 21:12:01 2003 UTC

Sunrise during the 1st lunar eclipse in 2003. The moon was still above the horizon at that moment, but the sky was already too bright and the eclipse was too dark to enable the observation of both celestial bodies. Exposed on May 16th 2003 at 03:46 UTC for 1/250s on Kodak Elitechrome 200 using a 300mm, f/5.6 lens. © 2003 by Ulrich Rieth,

June 13, 2005 Aurora - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, 1:11 AM

Submitted by: Travis Favretto at Mon Jun 13 10:25:01 2005 UTC

Canon EOS 300D, 30 seconds at f4.0, ISO1600. A firefly lights up the left side of the picture. (c) Travis Favretto.

Aurora - Corona May 14/15th 2005

Submitted by: Lori at Sun May 22 13:50:01 2005 UTC

Even with the wrong film in my camera ASA200 which I pushed to 400, at 20 second exposure I captured some colour in my first Corona image. May 2005 (c) Lori C, King City, Ont./Canada N44 W079

Dragonfly Aurora, Oct 11th 2001

Submitted by: Carol Lakomiak at Wed Oct 16 00:16:01 2002 UTC

Rising like steam from the already-set Sagittarian Teapot, the Milky Way bisects an Auroral patch. Mars is the bright object at lower left. A friend told me it resembled a dragonfly, with the Milky Way as the body, and the Aurora the 'double-wings'. Olympus OM-1n, 28mm at 2.8, Fuji Superia 800, 30 sec. © Carol Lakomiak. All rights reserved.

Aurora 3 - Nov.20, 2003

Submitted by: Stan Richard at Fri Nov 21 17:21:03 2003 UTC

Location: Des Moines, IA(41.3°N Lat) Fuji Superia 800 film. Copyright©2003 Stan Richard - Events in the Night Sky


Submitted by: tony travaglia at Fri Aug 12 08:54:01 2005 UTC

The Moon Jupiter and Venus as well as Spica, line themselves up for display.Canon 300D @ 15sec exposure ..1600 ISO

3th October, 2002

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Mon Aug 11 22:44:02 2003 UTC

Km 99, Laurentides wildelife reserve © Jean Chiasson

The Dream Never Ends

Submitted by: Luis Perdigao at Sat Oct 22 14:24:01 2005 UTC

This image was taken on the night of September, 14th (2005) in a nice place, A Taste of Alaska Lodge in Fairbanks/Alaska with my beautiful wife Lia Mitsuya.To my friend Carlos Freire. I used a Kodak DX7630 fs 2.8 / 64s / iso 100 I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

July 24/25 2004 #1

Submitted by: SherryB at Sun Jul 25 20:35:01 2004 UTC

Canon A70, 15 sec exposure at ISO400. © 2004 Sherry Buttnor.

Me and aurora

Submitted by: katkenny at Thu Feb 17 03:05:02 2005 UTC

Take in the morning of 10/nov/2004.The perfect condition: the sea,aurora and a cold wind :)

Stephane Levesque Ste Luce Quebec,Canada


Submitted by: michel tournay at Mon Dec 26 06:35:01 2005 UTC

Same day, left side Enjoy!

©Michel Tournay or visit:

LIDAR probes the heavens while the Aurora dances round. 1:30 AM, 3/6/03, Poker Flat, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sat Mar 8 00:14:02 2003 UTC

Looking straight up from the Telemetry building at Poker Flat Research [Rocket] Range, 30 mi. NNE of Fairbanks, Alaska. I was out to photograph the launch of the HEX Project rockets. ( ) Ground based optic dependent experiments like HEX are subordinated to sky conditions at multiple locations, so while Poker Flat was clear, the other locations were overcast. Consequently, the launch was scrubbed around 2:00 AM. An active aurora kept my interest throughout the night. The green linear feature is the Poker Flat LIDAR probing a column of air reaching up into the thermosphere, specifically the lower E-Region of the ionosphere. (The lower extent of the aurora is usually pegged at 60 mi. (100 km.)

Camera settings: ASA/ISO 800, 6 sec. exposure, f2.8.

Image(s) are copyright (c) 2003 Jeff Pederson with all rights reserved. You may this image(s) for a non-commercial website, application, or publication as long as you clearly credit me as the photographer and you send me the URL of the website(s) that are using the image(s), or a copy of the application or publication which utilizes the image(s). My original images range from 1600 x 1200 pixels to 4000 x 3000 pixel. You may contact me at

Pic of halo complex with sharp upper parry arc

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Mar 21 21:47:01 2004 UTC

This is part of a long lived halo ocmplex showing sharp concave parry arc over a nice upper tangent arc. The other halos are: 22 degree halo parhelion circumzenith arc, and parhelic circle

Copyright(c)Michael Ellestad.Send mail to or visit my

Pastel reflections 11/7/04 aurora

Submitted by: Shawn Malone at Wed Dec 8 04:12:01 2004 UTC

A place called Little Lake, near Gwinn, Mi-

Funny story about this one- was on the dock to get the shot, pressed the shutter, took a step back, (1 step to far) and fell in the lake! Cold in November, eh?

The camera stayed in place and I got my shot, albeit soaked to the bone.

C Shawn Malone

Noctilucent Cloud Display

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Wed Mar 12 17:46:01 2003 UTC

This nice nocturnal cloud display was seen from Homer, Alaska during August of 1997. The display lasted all of our short "night" which was permeated by strong twilight. Only a few of the brightest stars are visible at this time of year due to the long days of our northern summers. (Note the bright star Capella at right in this photo.) Copyright (c) 1997 Dennis C. Anderson contact at or visit


Submitted by: alain couture at Tue May 17 18:36:01 2005 UTC

On some nights just before or after new moon when the Moon is a very thin crescent, the darkened part of the Moon`s disk is dimly visible. This phenomenon is caused by light reflected off Earth.

Details: Canon 300D, prime focus on a SW 80mm ED refractor(f/7.5), 2 sec., 800 ISO. - 2005 May 12th.

Skagit Valley Sunset

Submitted by: Wade B. Clark, Jr. at Sat Dec 10 16:36:02 2005 UTC

Sunset from the lower Skagit Valley, December 8, 2005 (part 2).

Image copyright Wade B Clark Jr



A weird morning

Submitted by: katkenny at Thu Oct 7 02:34:01 2004 UTC

When l took moon and venus,a sing crow freeze my blood :(

Stephane Levesque Luceville,Quebec.


August 12 , 2000

Submitted by: Dominic Cantin at Wed Oct 16 17:45:01 2002 UTC

28mm @ f 2.8 , 25 sec , fuji superia 800 © Dominic Cantin

Aberdeenshire sunrise montage, 31st May 2003

Submitted by: Andrew Casely at Mon Jun 2 13:24:02 2003 UTC

Here's a montage of the closing phases of the annular eclipse as seen from western Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Sun was rising out of a bank of mist which obscured the annular phase itself. None of the photos were filtered, thanks to the mist! © Andy Casely,

31 march, 2003

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Tue Aug 5 01:18:04 2003 UTC

17mm @ f 3.8 , 25 sec , fuji superia 800 , km 101 Laurentides wildelife reserve © Jean Chiasson

Aurora over Long Island, NY 8

Submitted by: Tim Blanco at Fri Oct 31 14:31:02 2003 UTC

Taken from my backyard in East Northport, Long Island, NY on Oct. 30 at 6:56pm. I Used My Sony DSC-F717 and Sony Wide angle conversion lens. 10 sec exposure at f2.8.

August 31, 2005 Aurora - Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, 10:37 PM

Submitted by: Travis Favretto at Thu Sep 1 09:48:01 2005 UTC

Canon EOS 300D, 59 seconds at f3.5, ISO1600. (c) Travis Favretto.

Sunset 9-12-04

Submitted by: Lorie Giebel at Mon Sep 13 22:17:01 2004 UTC

22.0, 1/6, 200mm, Iso 100, magenta filter used.

Aurora with the fringe on top. 8/31/06 AM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Thu Aug 31 23:48:01 2006 UTC

Where else but Fairbanks, Alaska. 20 sec. f2.8, ASA 800.

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