Named for the Roman Goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek word for north wind, Boreas, Aurora Borealis events originate with the sun and are carried to Earth on solar winds.
Notice the seal skin boats in front of the snow fence in this photo looking northwest along the lagoon at Point Hope. The most common color for Northern Lights is green – whitish green on nights of weak activity. Yellows, pinks, reds and purples are less common. Any color in the night sky is a thrill.
We have a phone tree set up so we can let each other know when the lights are out in force. When our phone woke us just after five AM this morning, we didn’t even pick up. We threw on warm clothes and coats (the windchill was below zero degrees Fahrenheit) put together the camera and tripod, and headed out the door.
We walked away from the town’s lights, to the darkness near the lagoon, and set up. We took these shots with a 15 second exposure. When the lights are active, they move, constantly changing shape and color.
WOW ! WOW ! and WOW !
Hi to you both and thanks for sharing this magical sight! Patti & Co.
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I love you guys!!
Just tell us what we need to ask Santa for this Christmas!
Hey, if you ever want to switch lives just ask! Those pics were amazing!!!!!!
beautiful pictures! I really hope to see them in person one day…
Hey Meredith! Hope you can come over Thanksgiving. Bring a camera. We’re seeing lots of wildlife lately!
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On rare occassions the lights are this nice in Dawson Creek.
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Wow, amazing! I’d love to see the northern lights one day….
They were out in force again tonight.
I looovvveee the Northern Lights. I rarely get to see them. I’ve only ever seen them in northern Minnesota, and they usually appear to be white or only slightly tinted green. That you can capture the lights on film makes it pretty clear how fantastic they must look in person. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for reading, Amanda. Yes, they are fantastic – something we’d really been hoping to see when we moved up to Alaska!
Great shots and blog
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Amazing, absolutely amazing. To see the real thing must be breathtaking.
these are gorgeous! we missed out on the lights while in iceland and always hope to get the chance and try again.
Thanks! I guess a lot of life is like fishing… it’s the one’s you Don’t catch that keep you going back. The lights are amazing!