Solar Storm resulting in Northern Lights

Trip Start Jan 13, 2012
Trip End Mar 27, 2012

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Between the evening news and seeing a facebook entry saying 'the Northern Lights are out NOW"! I dragged myself out to join every other person with a digital camera in Anchorage into the cold clear night . . .and tested out the new camera. .. While most northern lights photos are 15-30 seconds long, these northern lights were so bright that these shots were taken with the "Hand Held Twilight" automatic setting on my camera which 5 exposures so quick you can hand hold the camera (although these were on a tripod).

I would do things different after seeing them enlarged . . . but based on the fact that they always say to "Get away from the city lights" and they were brilliant looking straight into a full moon with bright streetlights . . .

And dazzled over the city of Anchorage. I only remember seeing such bright lights twice before . . .once on Big Lake in the fall off 2002 and once in the late 80's .. .

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Nancy Blogin on

How incredible! I wish I could have seen them in person, but your photography is go good it is almost like being there.

Margie Forrester on

Hi Jackie, Thank you for the beautiful photos that you took. Nancy, thank you for sending them to me.

Absolutely incredible!

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