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Welcome to the "2004 Alaskan Aurora Borealis March 21st Supplemental " gallery of!

The photograph below is my most recent effort. Included here is a photograph from the 2004 Aurora Borealis display as seen from various Alaskan locations in the evening and early morning hours of late March, 2004. This particular gallery is the 2004 Alaskan Aurora Borealis March 21st Supplemental Gallery. If you wish to return to the main Aurora Borealis Gallery merely close this window.

My wife's and my goal was to travel to Alaska during the most prolific Aurora season, which is either March or September, approaching the equinox. It is generally accepted that a location near Chena Hot Springs, AK (approx. 60 miles east and a little north of Fairbanks) is "Aurora central," so to speak. The various complex reasons for this phenomena can be explored by linking to the below-listed scientific Aurora site.

The Aurora -- Information and Images -- is the site related to the Poker Flats research facility in Alaska, but also includes general information concerning Aurora and an excellent FAQ section. Also highly recommenced is the daily Aurora prediction link.

Access Chena Hot Springs Resort to learn more about the features of this Aurora-centric resort facility.

(above photographs courtesy Chena Hot Springs)

On the evening of Sunday, March 21, 2004 we again signed up for the Aurora snow coach experience and arrived at Charley Dome and the yurt at about 10:30 P.M. It was a quiet Aurora evening (for Chena and Alaska) but warm -- perhaps plus 15 degrees F. We leisurely took some photos, laid back on the snow (very comfortable) and simply enjoyed the moderate display. We both felt this was a wonderful conclusion for our very fortunate Alaskan Aurora experience. Below is an additional photograph from that evening's display.

Please click on the thumbnail to view a larger version of the selected photograph.

The photograph below was taken with a Pentax 6X7 camera mounted on a traditional tripod. Lenses varied from standard to wide-angle -- this detail is noted on the individual image pages. Film was Kodak Portra ISO 800 color negative film, developed normally. All exposures were 60 seconds or less. Approximate times are noted on the individual image pages.

The thumbnail photograph seen and linked here to a larger version represents the very best of quite a few Alaskan Aurora images we obtained. Because we observed the Aurora on all four nights while in Alaska, I have included other photographs obtained on this trip to present a more complete Aurora experience for those interested. These links and specific details are noted both below and on the individual image pages.

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Click on this text or the "Something New Galaxy Icon" to the left to be transported to newest gallery of stunning Alaskan Aurora Borealis astrophotography -March, 2004.


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