Aurora - Nutirwik Creek, Brooks Range, Alaska
Aurora - Nutirwik Creek, Brooks Range, Alaska

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Caption   A magnificent aurora, its shape reminiscent of a tulip, is reflected by the frozen surface of Nutirwik Creek, in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska, on the evening of March 20, 2015. Aurora occur when fast-moving charged particles from the sun are directed by the Earth's magnetic field to the polar regions, where they strike molecules in the atmosphere and cause them to emit light.
Photo Id   w4011-5f7c-ca213
Date and Time   March 20, 2015   10:58 PM
Location   Nutirwik Creek, Brooks Range, Alaska
latitude 67° 56' 3.3" N       longitude 149° 48' 59.5" W
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