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Laughing Skies

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Friday March 15, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: The sky had just a bit of hazy, faint glow all evening as we were driving home, then suddenly the energy seemed to 'gather itself' into dynamic and colorful bands, whirling and snaking across the entire sky.

We haven't had aurora like this all winter. (I couldn't be HAPPIER about the new lens, it almost felt like the aurora forces 'knew', and were smiling. As I was!)

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50. katy99780
2:18 AM GMT on March 21, 2013
Thanks very much Kathy and Delana!
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49. CalicoBass
12:43 AM GMT on March 21, 2013
Congrats on a very beautiful AC Katy, love this!
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48. minnesotamom
3:45 AM GMT on March 18, 2013
Oh Katy, this is simply KNOCKOUT!!!!!! What a fabulous "movie"!!!!!!
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47. katy99780
2:29 AM GMT on March 18, 2013
Thanks CountryDreaming and Terry!
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46. terrya
1:42 AM GMT on March 18, 2013
wow. I hope someday I will be there to see this beauty.Congrats on the blue. you deserve it
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45. CountryDreaming
2:24 PM GMT on March 17, 2013
Awesome !!! :-)
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44. katy99780
8:32 AM GMT on March 17, 2013
Thank you very much John! :)
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43. fotomacc
8:29 AM GMT on March 17, 2013
Everyone has already said it Kt. All I can do is add heaps of "ditto"s.

Actually, I thought I could add, "brilliant" as the other commenters left this out - but you used it. :-)

Ah! Nobody used stupendous. Let's go with that.
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42. katy99780
3:07 AM GMT on March 17, 2013
Thank you very much Doug and Max!
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41. Nikongranny
2:51 AM GMT on March 17, 2013
Another Beauty from way up North! ongratts and 10 from SW Iowa
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40. TucsonDoug
1:21 AM GMT on March 17, 2013
Spectacular Katy. Congratulations on your AC.
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39. katy99780
11:35 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Thank you very much Arlene, I do appreciate your visit.
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38. canuckjune
11:23 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
I love this and I wish we would get some as I have only seen aurora once all winter and it wasn't near like this. Great shot and well deserved of an AC
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37. katy99780
11:18 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Thanks Heidrun and Skye!

(Skye you do me a fine honor!)
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36. Skyepony
10:10 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
This is awesome.. I'm featuring this gif in my blog a day or so..beautiful!
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35. trailhiker44
6:24 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Jaw dropping !
CONGRATULATIONS, Katy !!!
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34. katy99780
5:10 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Thank you very much Sandiquiz!
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33. sandiquiz
4:26 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wonderful - something I would really like to see in person, but until then, I can enjoy your great photos and videos.
Congratulations on your AC :)
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32. katy99780
4:12 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Thanks Art, Rick, Becky, Wanda and Debra.

You said it perfectly Art, it's an awesome, exciting, and humbling experience.
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31. trigirl
2:19 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
This is fabulous Katy!! One big WOW!
Celebrating life, Debra
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30. Wanda1948
2:08 PM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wow! Fantastic job, Katy! Congratulations to you!
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29. Becky1
9:49 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Beautiful and what an awesome example of the gifts from nature God provides for us.
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28. snodog
5:52 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wow, that is just awesome. Photographing the Aurora is something I definitely want to do in the near future.
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27. Ojiisan
4:53 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
This is really fantastic !! NO picture can match the feeling of looking up and seeing this. I never felt so small as when I looked up and saw a display like this. It must have been great to see this one. Your pictures are superb !!

Art
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26. katy99780
3:50 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Quoting gilg72:
Wowser! This is Fabulous!
Another incoming CME will arrive St. Pat's day to make the sky green!
Gil, clouds have moved in, it looks like they will linger.

I've had my great moment under the stars!
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25. katy99780
3:49 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Thank you very much Steve, Kim, SoutsideCCDan, Miriam and Gil!
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24. gilg72
3:46 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Update: Congratulations on this Very Amazing AC!
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23. Amtnspirit
3:31 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wow Katy fantastic show! Do you have room in your cabin? Congratulations on your fantastic AC!
Blessings Amtnspirit
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22. SouthsideCCDan
3:20 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Super Fantastic!!
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21. ruralartist
3:10 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Awesome job Katy!!!! Your are getting really good at these.congrats on a fine AC.
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20. backwardguy
3:04 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wow, Katy! This is great! Congrats!
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18. katy99780
2:17 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Thank you Tim and mtnlvg945!
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17. mtnlvg945
2:07 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
An alluring if not captivating display- great capture!
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16. docshovel39
2:04 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
AWESOME Katy ! Congrats on the AC !
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15. katy99780
1:37 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Quoting llpj04:

You even caught an airplane
I believe that is a satellite Charlotte, I need to check with 'goskywatch' to see about it.
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14. katy99780
1:32 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
<----bouncing up and down in delight!!!

I was almost breathless while taking these 27 shots, amazed that it happened at the MOST opportune time, agog at how brilliant and dynamic they aurora were, and I had stars in my eyes that I got to be there for this astonishing sky show!

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to stop by and comment, and a GREAT BIG THANKS to all of the WUnderful folks who have encouraged and advised, (and you know who you are!), the credit goes to you! I am standing on the shoulders of some very fine and kind photographers!
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13. LarryD
1:27 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
I'm speechless. Just going to sit here with my mouth hanging open and drool running out for a minute.

Bless you for sharing this.
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12. teach50
1:14 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
This is just wonderful. Absolutely awesome.
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11. Kennebunker
1:10 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wow, wow, wow, Katy! You have outdone yourself (and just about everyone else) with this amazing gif. Kudos to you, and congratulations on the well earned Blue Border.
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10. Kajzar
1:08 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
This is incredible!!
Congratulations, Katy!
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9. WurzelDave
1:07 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Awesome GIF Katy, knew that lens would be great for the auroras. Congrats on the blue border. As gilg72 has already mentioned more to come over the weekend.
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8. emixam101
1:03 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
AMAZING!!
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7. catilac
1:01 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Must be incredible to see in person! Congratulations Katy!
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6. Clabo
12:59 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Kewl, enjoy!

I know that feeling about getting a new toy, so definitely enjoy it!
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5. luvne32
12:53 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
I just ran across this poem, about the moon, but it fits here:

The one, who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight, has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world. -- Ralph W. Emerson
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4. luvne32
12:51 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Katy: This is the best "curtain" aurora, observed from underneath, that I have seen here in gif. I am saving this to enjoy and wonder at, and envy you, for my collection.
Totally gorgeous! I checked out the aurora alert site, but saw that the band of activity would not come down into the lower 48 -- alas.
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3. llpj04
12:48 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Oh Katy this is AMAZING!!!!!
I'm sure glad you learned how to do gif's & now we can share in the magic with you......except we can stay warm. :)
You even caught an airplane
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2. gilg72
12:48 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Wowser! This is Fabulous!
Another incoming CME will arrive St. Pat's day to make the sky green!
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1. YouKnowWho
12:46 AM GMT on March 16, 2013
Crazy-cool!
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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