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© October 25th, 2016

Tall pastel auroral curtains explode at the edge of space like an umbrella expanding southward encircling the Copper River Basin and across the glittering starfields.  A low moonrise in the east climbs above the distinctive volcanic peaks of Mt. Sanford (at left-16,237 ft.), Mt. Drum (center-12,010 ft.) and Mt. Wrangell (at right-12,610 ft.), the central gems of the 13.2 million acre Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park & Preserve.  Far below the cliff, ice fog rising from open leads in the Copper River begins to flow out over the basin floor.

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