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“Polychrome Aurora”

© 1989

“…Every color imaginable danced across the western starfields, cascading down from several hundred miles up above our Earth. The rare auroral display covered most of the skies over Alaska for only a short time, washing out most of the visible stars, before strengthening and disappearing over the southern horizon to lower latitudes. Its rare light reflects in the ice floes of the Upper Cook Inlet and Knik Arm, blanketing Mount Susitna (Sleeping Lady) with red sweet-light…the grand spectacle complimenting her as it has done since the beginning of time…”

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