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March 3-9, 2011

Auroral Curtain

(c) 2002 Dennis Mammana/dennismammana.com    All rights reserved.

An auroral curtain dances low in the southern sky over the moonlit snow and trees of Broad Pass, Alaska on the night of March 23/24, 2002. The moon's overexposed image appears on the upper right, while the stars of the "sickle" of Leo appear on the upper left. A moonlit vapor trail from a high-flying jet appears to pass between the two. The bright star on the upper right is Pollux, the brightest in the constellation Gemini.

   Date: March 23/24, 2002
   Photo Details: Fuji Provia 400F, exposure details not recorded
   Processing Details: NikonScan 3.1.0, Noise Ninja 2.3.2, Photoshop CS2
   Location: Broad Pass (MP201 George Parks Hwy), Alaska, USA


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