Billowing Curtain (astronomy winter sky nighttime ). Photo by katy99780
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Billowing Curtain

Uploaded by: katy99780

Monday March 18, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: In the east, over the garage, wee hours this morning.

This may be my last opportunity for shooting aurora this season, clouds have moved in today and the energy from the sun is fading away.

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35. katy99780
11:42 PM GMT on March 25, 2013
Thank you very much Springsun and Andras! :)
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34. Danube
10:20 PM GMT on March 25, 2013
Very nice photos! This animated gif is one of my favourites
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33. springsun
3:47 PM GMT on March 23, 2013
Really amazing !
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32. katy99780
12:57 AM GMT on March 23, 2013
Thank you very much Maria and rayona!
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31. rayona
12:52 AM GMT on March 23, 2013
Fantastic series of photos. I cannot thank you enough for sharing this incredible display with us. Just wonderful!
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30. Proserpina
11:40 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Totally amazing! So beautiful!
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29. katy99780
11:38 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
:) You probably get more snow than I do Doerthe, I just keep mine longer!

It is kind of funny to hear the muttering about the cold though! :D
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28. ichbinhier
11:34 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Fantastic!

You must have heard all the moaning about our mid-west getting so much snow and cold. I bet you laugh at us 'wimps'!

Greetings from Michigan,

Doerthe
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27. katy99780
11:10 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
Thank you Michal!
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26. Kajzar
10:46 PM GMT on March 22, 2013
This is incredible! I love it!
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25. katy99780
4:41 PM GMT on March 21, 2013
Thank you Betty!

Yes it's neat that the stars shine through. The aurora really have no 'substance,' rather they are energy, from charged particles. And aren't they charged!
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24. pegpics
12:02 PM GMT on March 21, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful treat!!!...can not believe it is so transparent that the stars shine through...!
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23. katy99780
5:09 AM GMT on March 21, 2013
Thank you very much Larisa and camera7!
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22. camera7
5:08 AM GMT on March 21, 2013
Incredible! Thanks for sharing these! I've got to show them to my kids tomorrow (they are asleep now--which is what I should be doing! lol, but I am so busy in the day to sit and enjoy the photos on WU!!) Thanks for all your work to capture this beautiful sight and for sharing!!
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21. camera7
5:07 AM GMT on March 21, 2013
Incredible! Thanks for sharing these! I've got to show them to my kids tomorrow (they are asleep now--which is what I should be doing! lol, but I am so busy in the day to sit and enjoy the photos on WU!!) Thanks for all your work to capture this beautiful sight and for sharing!!
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20. lorik
6:33 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
LOVEit!
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19. katy99780
6:04 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
Thank you Wanderoo!

Actually, I used a series of 20 still photos taken in succession, and put them together in a gif file. Wunderground doesn't support video at this time, but they do support animated gif.

Each photo is a 15 second exposure, taken with about a two second delay between frames.

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18. Wanderoo
5:48 PM GMT on March 20, 2013
Great title and aurora show. So amazing that we can watch all that aurora activity in one frame. Haven't done it, but you must have used the video option while taking the photo. It's brilliant. More natural and a lot quieter than fireworks on the 4th of July! Thank you.
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17. katy99780
5:57 AM GMT on March 20, 2013
Thanks Lori and MidniteBaker!
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16. MidniteBaker
5:30 AM GMT on March 20, 2013
Awesome!! M
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15. SVLover
10:52 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
gorgeous, Katy!
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14. katy99780
5:47 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
Thank you Eileen, Alan, Tanya, Ralf, tb1, mcleodglen and Kathy!

And thank you very much VIP people, for singling out my photo!
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13. minnesotamom
2:25 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
Congratulations on this being down on the main weather page of WU under "Community"!!! I was looking through my area weather stuff and saw it posted down there and knew it had to be yours!!! You've really been getting fabulous photos, girl!!! Enjoy it for all of us that can't be there, and thanks SOOOOO much for sharing!!! :D
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12. mcleodglen
1:54 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
I would wanna shoot a photo like this one day...
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11. tb1
1:28 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
HI,
I would give you a 12 if I could.
tbl
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10. Ralfo
12:45 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
KATY! The Sun sent you something special you have been waiting for! AND! You CAPTURED IT PERFECTLY! CONGRATULATIONS! FANTASTIC CAPTURES IN MOTION! Ralf. 0~~~~~ Your Work HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING!
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9. TanyaMass
10:13 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Amazing aurora show. Excellent series! Thx a lot for sharing, Katy!
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8. AlanJL
7:57 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Awesome,Katy. Wish I could have seen them in person.
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7. KittenEileen
5:56 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
I never never tire of watching and looking at your photos of the Northern Lights. In 1956 I think it was, there was opportunity for us to see them as far south as here in SC and my Mama told me what it was. I remember going to school and telling my teacher that I saw them and she told me that I could not possibibly have seen them, but she was wrong that time.
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6. katy99780
5:10 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Thank you James and John.
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5. papajuan
5:07 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Awesome series
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4. gardner48197
4:34 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Love them all, 10+++ Series!!! Hard to choose a favorite!!!
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3. katy99780
4:01 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Thank you Gil and Charlotte. Sorry for the confusion, but this was very early this morning, not tonight. :)
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2. llpj04
3:57 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
What a light show you got tonight Katy!
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1. gilg72
3:56 AM GMT on March 19, 2013
Great & Fantastic j0b here Katy.
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katy99780

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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