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From my driveway.
From my driveway.
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From my driveway.  I wish I'd taken a shorter exposure at higher sensitivity to capture more detail.  This is one in which the colors were moving around so fast that the long exposure blurred out some magnificent patterns.
From my driveway. I wish I'd taken a shorter exposure at higher sensitivity to capture more detail. This is one in which the colors were moving around so fast that the long exposure blurred out some magnificent patterns.
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From my driveway.
From my driveway.
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From my window.
From my window.
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From my window.
From my window.
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The odd-looking building in the foreground is the UAF Museum of the North.
The odd-looking building in the foreground is the UAF Museum of the North.
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Polar bear ice sculpture with the eclipsed moon between its front legs.
Polar bear ice sculpture with the eclipsed moon between its front legs.
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The main part of campus.
The main part of campus.
TroutnutMarch 1st, 2008, 2:20 am
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Bellevue, WA

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These won't really fit in the regular site sections so I figured I'd post them here.

I just took some neat pictures of the aurora from my window and out on my driveway. Normally I can't see aurora very well from my house because I'm right in Fairbanks where there's a lot of ambient light from town, but they were really bright tonight.

Previously when I've seen the aurora, it's been pretty neat, with colorful bands arching across the sky and shifting with barely perceivable motion. Tonight it was an amazing light show, especially for about 5 minutes around midnight, with bright red and green bands rippling across most of the sky at high speed. The pictures I got really don't do them justice, because my long exposure blurred out a lot of the detail, but they're still neat.

While I'm at it, I'll include some pictures I took around campus during the lunar eclipse a couple weeks ago.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
TaxonMarch 1st, 2008, 2:54 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

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Jason-

Truly amazing photos! Thanks for sharing.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
MartinlfMarch 1st, 2008, 7:41 am
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Palmyra PA

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Wow! First you make us all jealous with fish stories, then this. Do they need any English teachers up your way?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
SmallstreamMarch 1st, 2008, 3:01 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
holy cow now that is cool!
JADMarch 2nd, 2008, 4:34 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362


The night sky in the last picture is unreal.

Thanks
John






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