Curtain Aurora Observed over Central Alaska on March 23, 2023

July 14, 2023


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Photographer: John Chumack 

Summary Author: John Chumack

This past March on my annual aurora expedition to Alaska we were fortunate enough to observe some of the most breathtakingly beautiful displays I’ve ever seen. The wide, colorful curtain aurora featured here was taken on March 23, 2023, around midnight. We were just north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The constellation Cygnus the Swan or Northern Cross is to the lower left of the curtain Note the thin clouds floating through, as well as some of my crew shooting further down the road.

Photo details: Canon 6D DSLR camera; 16 mm, F2.8lens; ISO 3200; 8 second exposure.


Fairbanks, Alaska Coordinates: 64.8401, -147.7200

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