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“Mountain Light”

© 2012

“…A low full moon began to set in the west blanketing the Chugach Mountains with its satin light, contrasting the soft blue light of eastern dawn as it started to rise behind the peaks. Remarkable sheets of auroral curtains abruptly danced across the northeastern sky between the two light sources, revealing vivid lavender edges as they skipped and pulsated amid the remaining starfields. Moments later, as moonset vanished behind the Kenai Mountains, dawn brightly lit the upper ionosphere and the grand spectacle faded…”

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