Hotspringing Under the Northern Lights in Alaska
Your frozen fingers are too stiff to adjust your camera settings. The -19 degree temperature hurts your ice-cold nose, even with a woolly scarf wrapped around your face. You stomp your boots in the icy snow to try and keep them feeling warm. Suddenly, what you've been waiting for, begins to appear, waking your drowsy eyes. The Aurora Borealis shimmer overhead in the night sky, slowly waving like large ribbons blowing in the wind. In one part they're brightly lit, only to slowly fade away and become intensely bright in another band of lime green color. Though they seem close, this natural light show actually occurs sixty miles overhead, caused by the sun's coronal mass ejections, as they wrap around Earth's polar regions. Alaska's interior is a prime spot to enjoy this gift of our solar system.
- Jossie McManus My dream is to witness these one day!
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