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

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Caption   A magnificent multicolored aurora is reflected by the frozen surface of Nutirwik Creek, in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska, just past midnight on March 21, 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   w4047-fbf8-fe1ba
Date and Time   March 21, 2015   12:16 AM
Location   Nutirwik Creek, Brooks Range, Alaska
latitude 67° 56' 3.3" N       longitude 149° 48' 59.5" W
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