Photography of the Eternal Nomad posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook on April 9, 2018. It’s from late March, when he was just returning from remote Livengood, Alaska – population was 13 at the 2010 census – where, he said, he caught some magnificent auroral displays. He wrote:
As far as send offs go, I don’t think it could have been much better. Fell asleep to nothing special but when I woke up to pack my gear, it was really starting to flare. Had to hurry to swap batteries and memory cards but was able to catch this …
Eternal Nomad also caught the video below that morning. Enjoy!
Bottom line: Northern lights, or aurora, in the shape of a dolphin.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.