Solar Union

Uploaded: October 03, 2009


Auroral displays are associated with the solar wind, a continuous flow of electrically charged particles from the sun. When these particles reach the earth's magnetic field, some get trapped. Many of these particles travel toward the earth's magnetic poles. When the charged particles strike atoms and molecules in the atmosphere, energy is released. Some of this energy appears in the form of auroras.
Wiseman, Alaska September 2009

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 8/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Jessica Jenney October 03, 2009

WOW! Amazing capture, Phyllis! FAVE! #1187627

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 03, 2009

I agree, this is so beautiful Phyllis! Remarkable scene, colors and light. I love it! #8005346

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe October 03, 2009

Very cool!!! Beautiful capture! #8005534

Janice Mezzacappa October 03, 2009

Incredible aurora capture Phyllis, beautiful and vibrant colours!! #8005960

Mike Clime October 04, 2009

Really cool and beautiful capture! #8006420

Julie Burnett October 04, 2009

Stunning, Phyllis! Your gallery is full of amazing pictures! #8006763

Phyllis H. Burchett October 04, 2009

Thanks so much everyone! #8007032

Cathy Barrows October 04, 2009

ok, i've met you and really like you so i'm ok with you getting this wonderful #8007601

Linda Blair October 05, 2009

Really cool your gallery!!!! #8009426

Summer A. Kozisek October 06, 2009

Stunning capture Phyllis, gorgeous colors! #8014935

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 07, 2009

Fantastic capture, Phyllis!! #8016467

David A. Simons October 07, 2009

Stunning capture, Phyllis #8017593

Phyllis H. Burchett October 07, 2009

Thanks to all for your comments and for looking at my gallery!! #8017782

Karolyn J. Seeley October 19, 2009

Love this so much! Fave! #8051305

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2009

WOW, Phyllis! This is absolutely STUNNING! BEAUTIFUL image!! Deb #8065386

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 07, 2009

WOW! I'm having fun going through your gallery!!! Love it! #8198329

ronda chatelle level-classic December 18, 2009

Pure Magic! Congratulations on your POTD! #8228796

Toni Riggs December 18, 2009

Wonderful capture, congrats! #8228824

Siete Meeter December 18, 2009

Very cool!!! Beautiful capture! congrats!


Siete Meeter December 18, 2009

Very cool!!! Beautiful capture! congrats!


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 18, 2009

Incredibly beautiful capture, Phyllis. CONGRATZ on the POTD Award!

UB. #8228913

Susie Peek-Swint December 18, 2009

Beautiful capture of the 'lights Phyllis ~ many congrats on POTD! #8228943

Katarina Mansson December 18, 2009

Outstanding! Spectacular! Beautiful! Congratulations Phyllis! #8229105

Joy Rector December 18, 2009

congrats on POTD #8229183

Amy M. Wilson December 18, 2009

Big congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Phyllis!!! #8229308

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 18, 2009

Gorgeous POTD, Phyllis!
Wonderfully informative narrative, too.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #8229332

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 18, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome POTD! #8229387

Louie Zaninovich December 18, 2009

Great capture, exposure and details. Congrats on POTD! Louie #8229470

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic December 18, 2009

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is gorgeous Phyllis!!! Congrats on your POTD!!! #8229474

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 18, 2009

Ohhhh my goodness Phyllis! This is awesome, big congratS on your POTD!

Hope we see this again as a winner..way to go girl!

jo ann c. #8229475

Cathy Barrows December 18, 2009

Congrats on your know I love this one #8229515

Jessica Jenney December 18, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning POTD, Phyllis! #8229661

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 18, 2009

You already know I love this image Phyllis! A superb POTD!! Congratulations!!!! #8229705

Sheri Camarda level-deluxe December 18, 2009

So very beautiful. A site I would love to see. Great capture. Thank you for sharing and Congratulations!!! #8229750

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 18, 2009

on your very deserving POTD! wow! 8o) #8229836

Dianna Murphy December 18, 2009

Wow, so amazing. Congrats on the POTD! #8229963

Janice Mezzacappa December 18, 2009


Debra R. Harder December 18, 2009

WOW!! This is truly AMAZING, Phyllis!! CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL POTD!! Deb #8230338

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic December 18, 2009

Redundantly W - O - W !!!!!! #8230427

Phyllis H. Burchett December 18, 2009

WOW! ☺ ☺ Thanks so much everyone, this was a nice surprise. #8230437

Rona L. Schwarz December 18, 2009

What an amazing capture! Congratulations on your POTD, Phyllis! #8230448

Anne McKinnell December 18, 2009

Stunning shot!!! Congrats on your POTD. #8230467

Erica Murphy level-deluxe December 18, 2009

Spectacular POTD Phyllis!! Congratulations!! #8230482

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 18, 2009

Stunning POTD! BIG CONGRATS to you for this HIGH BP HONOR!!!

THe N. Lights are so very beautiful!

-Laura Swan #8230828

Linda Blair December 18, 2009

Fantastic POTD Phyllis....Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! #8231127

Michael Umbreit December 18, 2009

Phyllis - Congratulations on your POTD! Beautiful image!! - Mike #8231883

Richard D. Love December 19, 2009

Congratulations, Phyllis. Just a beautiful photo. Well done.

Rick #8232832

Phyllis H. Burchett December 19, 2009

Thanks everyone and here's wishing you all a Christmas filled with many spectacular images! #8232847

Songbird Cline level-classic December 19, 2009

wow, spectacular!! gorgeous! did you read the latest NASA news about the auroras? #8233291

Songbird Cline level-classic December 19, 2009

NASA NEWS #8233299

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 20, 2009

Amazing image, Phyllis! Congratulations on your POTD, and thanks for the explanation! #8234888

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 06, 2010

Congratulations Phyllis on your POTD Win!

Dominick #8275032

Phyllis H. Burchett January 06, 2010

Thanks Songbird, Lindley and Dominick! #8275879

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