“Scarlet Skies”

© 2001

“…The majestic auroras of November 5th & 6th, 2001 left no question as to the rarity, power & beauty of this heavenly event. As night came to Alaska, the entire sky became a deep & rich red with a mixture of colored beams within the structures. Snow cover, riddled with fox, coyote, wolf & snowshoe hare tracks, & hoar frost sticking like glass crystals to every surface across the land, reflected the rare scarlet skies for several hours before the display became so potent it expanded equator-ward, letting its grandeur be enjoyed by those fortunate enough to be alert under starry skies in the southerly reaches of the world. Auroras of this magnitude may only occur once every fifty years. The only variables to observe such displays are; clear skies and be awake out under the stars…”

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