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Posted at 6:15 PM ET, 10/ 6/2010

Stunning image: Aurora over Alaska

By Jason Samenow

* Equinox sunrise | Otto forms: Hurricane Tracking Center *
* PM Update: Cool and gray on borrowed time *

Aurora over Alaska. Credit: Paul Alsop via NASA


Are those green clouds or aurora? Photographed above two weeks ago, puffy green aurora help the Moon illuminate the serene Willow Lake and the snowy Wrangell and Saint Elias Mountains in eastern Alaska ...

The photographer, Paul Alsop, is a doctor from the United Kingdom.

By Jason Samenow  | October 6, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
Categories:  Photography  
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Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | October 6, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow, indeed! It's a dream of mine to actually see the aurora in Alaska someday.

Posted by: --sg | October 6, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Worth submitting to Weatherwise's photo contest.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | October 6, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful photo with the aurora and star trails.

No stars visible tonight....just rain falling from the skies.

Posted by: david_in_stafford | October 6, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

What a stunner!

@--sg, that's on my list too. Either in Alaska, or some other far northern place.

Posted by: natsncats | October 6, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

@natsncats: I'd probably need a 4 month sabbatical to accomplish all the recreational stuff I'd like to do in Alaska. Hike, climb, kayak, snowshoe, ride the ferry up & down the Waterway....and spend night after night waiting for aurora, at some gorgeous northern lodge.

Posted by: --sg | October 7, 2010 4:04 AM | Report abuse

I have a new desktop background...

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | October 7, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

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