The Aurora Page
Photographs by Jan Curtis


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These photos were taken during a quiet period of aurora activity.
Imagine what an active period must be like!
This wintry scenes were captured between late December 1997
and early February 1998 near Fairbanks AK.
Camera settings noted with each photo.
aurora image Ah yes... a typical wintry evening scene in the Fairbanks region. 30 December, 1997 with ASA 1000, 35mm, f/1.4, exp time=7s. (560x785 JPG)
aurora image As if the aurora didn't feel close enough, here is a zoom on a single auroral ray casting green light upon snow laden boughs. 30 December, 1997 with ASA 1000, 85mm, f/1.4, exp time=7s. (540x785 JPG)


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Can't sleep? NO WONDER! They say its supposed to be dark all day long in Alaska. How can anyone sleep with the majesty of the aurora lighting up the sky. These three photos are were shot minutes apart, looking to the southeast over the photographer's house. Early January 1998 with ASA 400, 35mm, f/1.4, exp time=15s. (575x855, 550x840, and 565x855 JPEGS respectively)

aurora image Snow laden boughs, star filled skies and dancing aurora: This photo combines all that is an Alaskan winter. Rays and curtains intermingle with the tall spruce of the north country. January 1998 with ASA 400, 35mm, f/1.4, exp time=10s. (560x855 JPG)
aurora image Looking almost straight up, this unusual late morning stationary display shrouds the Big Dipper in a green glow. January 1998 with ASA 400, 35mm, f/1. 4, exp time=10s. (780x520 JPG)

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