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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

  • Title: Northern Lights
  • Location: Bear Lake (Alaska), United States
  • Author: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang
  • Date: Jan. 18, 2005
  • Description: EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake here Jan. 18. The lights are the result of solar particles colliding with gases in Earth’s atmosphere. Early Eskimos and Indians believed different legends about the Northern Lights, such as they were the souls of animals dancing in the sky or the souls of fallen enemies trying to rise again.
  • Awards: Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2006
The original version before retouching

The original version before retouching

Colour levels adjusted

Colour levels adjusted

Cropped, rotated, color adjusted, noise reduced, downsampled

Cropped, rotated, color adjusted, noise reduced, downsampled

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