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Chena Hot Springs, Alaska

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Last weekend we went to Chena Hot Springs to photograph the northern lights. A snow cat drove us up the side of a local mountain to view and photograph the aurora.
We left at 10:30 and didn't get back to our room until 4:30 AM. It was so cold... brrrr. -7 and windy but DH got some great photos.

He even captured a shooting star, seen as a faint white line in the green area. I felt like freezing for 6 hours wasn't worth it at the time, but now that we're home and we can appreciate the photos, it was worth it.
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SHELTER-PETS 6/24/2014 6:35AM

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TXGRANDMA 5/26/2014 7:47PM

    What a gorgeous photo! I used to see the Northern Lights when I lived in Michigan, and pretty much took them for granted. Then we moved here, where there are none, and I realized how fortunate I was to have seen them at all. My sister lives in Anchorage, Alaska so she still sees them. I have never seen any as vivid as this streak of green though! Congratulations to your husband for capturing an amazing photo! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 3/28/2014 6:06PM

    Just showed my husband this and it brought back memories when he saw them as a kid. He has seen all colors in the aurora borealis..lots of orange ones! He wished he'd had taken pics now!! Well done!!!

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SUPERMOMMA76 3/28/2014 12:07AM

    What a beautiful sight:) The Northern Lights are the only thing I really miss about Fairbanks. (not great memories) Glad you had a good time😊

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WANRAS 3/27/2014 4:49PM

    So very jealous !! Have always wanted to go to Chena Hot Springs but have not made it yet. Thank you for sharing !!
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1BEACHWALKER 3/27/2014 3:08PM

    Oh, my goodness, what a gorgeous thing to see! My husband used to see them all the time when he lived by Lake Erie in the Cleveland many years ago. That would be so cool to see that...and braving the cold was worth it! Thanks for sharing...I was hoping you would! Glad you got to go!! emoticon

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HERE2PERSEVERE 3/27/2014 10:40AM

    Oh, that is SO cool! Glad you got some great photos! emoticon I would love to see that someday...

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LEXIE63 3/27/2014 6:33AM

    What a fabulous photograph! Quite stunning! :-)

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