we will have 16 hours and
49 minutes of sun shine and we are gaining 6 or 7 minutes every day.
By June 21, the sun will be up for around 22 hours up here on Cleary Summit.
Can you believe that we go on daylight savings time up here?"
Cleary Summit, 20 miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska
Camera: Olympus C3040,
"I took these at 1:15 am (1:00 am is local midnight here) today and as
you can see, we are in the middle of a sunset/sunrise here at 65 degrees north.
The aurora is pretty well overpowered by the sun even though we're in a minor
A collection of images captured
by Chuck Johnson between
December and March
The aurora season (2002-2003) is coming to an end in Alaska: "These will probably be the last
aurora photos from here until next August - when it starts getting dark enough
to see the lights again."
Chuck Johnson on April 30, 2003
SPACE WEATHER NEWS
AURORA AT CLEARY SUMMIT - ALASKA
Aurora and moonrise on March 19 at 10:00
pm (above left) and 10:30 pm (above right)
March 5 at 10:30 pm (images above and below
left) - f1.8, 400 ISO, 16 second exposures
March 1 at 1:00 am (images
below and above right)
February 26 at 12:20 am (images below)
A major geomagnetic storm at 5:30 am (14:30 UTC) on February 2 (images below)
- f1.8, 400 ISO, 8-16 sec. exposures
Note: Planet Jupiter (in the center of above images)
is located between the constellations Leo (left) and Gemini (right)