Prime Time!

By , February 21, 2014

Tuesday evening, just about 7:00, I stepped outside and found the sky alight. We saw one of the best aurora borealis displays we’ve seen here. As a bonus, we didn’t have to get up in the middle of a freezing cold night—it was an after-dinner show!

I took some pretty satisfying photos, the best of which are posted here. The exposures showed an incredible, almost lurid lime green light. I reduced the saturation about 40% to get the green glow we actually witnessed.

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

Tuesday’s aurora forecast from the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute was “low.” Wednesday night, the aurora was forecasted to be “medium.” At about 8:00 p.m., we got another, better show.

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

(Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

3 Responses to “Prime Time!”

  1. Patricia says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mom Harris says:

    Beautiful photographs! Thanks.

  3. Eva Hensley says:

    Thanks for sharing Mark! Love the pictures!

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