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Photographs by Jan Curtis


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These seven spectacular photographs were taken on the 3rd and 7th of November 1997 near Fairbanks AK.
ASA 400, f1.4 with 35mm lens. All exposures are 15-20 seconds.
aurora image Who needs headlights! This two-laner highway is lit by a strong band along the horizon. Clouds (right side) fail at blocking the view. November 3rd, 11:45pm. (780x520 JPG)
aurora image This photo was taken during the most intense part of the night's display. Nov 3rd, 11:50pm (840x550 JPG)
aurora image What better way to relax after a warm meal than to take a walk outside. Active curtains viewed edge-on over the photographer's house. Slight star traces of the Big Dipper's handle can also be seen. Nov 7th, 6:45pm. (495x750 JPG)
aurora image This ray filled curtain not only dominates the skies of Alaska, but was seen as far south as Alabama. Nov 7th, 7:00pm. (500x750 JPG)
aurora image A few minutes later, the bright rays are still mixing it up with the guide lines to a 70 foot pole. November 7th, 7:05pm. (500x750 JPG)
aurora imageaurora image A view overhead (first image) as a rapidly moving aurora formation leaves a distorted imprint on the film during a relatively long exposure. A more typical appearance (second image) is viewed a minute earlier. Both of these are views of an aurora curtian edge-on. (785x520 and 780x520 JPEGS, respectively)


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