Title:     "Alaska Aurora Pioneer Peak Below Zero"

© Alaska Artist Dianne Roberson

The Northern Lights | Alaska     

Stock #  DA 115

Medium:  
Digital Art | Color Print on glossy paper

Size:  20" wide by 16" High     $ 45.00                     


Size:  14" wide by 11" High     $ 35.00                    


Description:     Pioneer Peak in Palmer, Alaska with the Northern Lights in the sky.  Also know as the Aurora Borealis, these
lights are best viewed in the cold dark winter months in
Alaska. The beautiful blaze of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis,
begins when energetic electrically charged particles accelerate along the magnetic field lines into the upper atmosphere, where
they collide with gas atoms, causing the atoms to give off light. The air lights up rather like what happens in a fluorescent light
tube.  The colors reflect gases, the most usual yellow-green color coming from oxygen. Red coloring is also due to oxygen with a
contribution from nitrogen and violet is due to nitrogen. The charged particles originate from the sun, and it is the “weather”
conditions on the sun that decide whether or not we will see the
aurora. Low on the horizon a faint glow of greenish light which
forms an arch, stretching lazily across the sky can be seen in the night.  Additional bands of light form and drift overhead, slowly
brightening to form giant curtains in the sky that slowly wave like a gentle breeze blowing.  The bottom of the
aurora curtain
brightens with a reddish tint and ripples faster. Blues and purples appear as the curtains pass directly overhead.  Bright points of
light swirl like a pinwheel. The entire sky seems to be full of color and motion.

The most prominent peak in the Mat-Su Valley is Pioneer Peak (6,500') located just outside the small town of Palmer, Alaska.  
The Chugach Range borders the southeast side of the Mat-Su borough, the Chugach Range forms a crescent that is 300 miles
in length. Due to its close proximity to Alaska's southcentral coastal waters, this range received the most snowfall than any other
range in the world.

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and inserted into a mailing tube if ordering a glossy paper print, if ordering stretched canvas this print will be boxed.   The print  
will be mailed first class by the U.S. Postal Service and insured.
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Alaskan Art by Alaskan Artist Dianne Roberson
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