Title:     "Alaska Aurora Knik Glacier Distant"

© Alaska Artist Dianne Roberson

      Northern Lights | Alaska                   

Stock #  DA 137

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:      The Knik Glacier is located just 50 miles (80 km) east of Anchorage, Alaska on the northern end of the
Chugach Mountains. The ice field averages over 25 miles (40 km) long and over 5 miles (8.0 km) across, making it one of the
largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska. Knik Glacier feeds the 25-mile (40 km) long Knik River which empties into the Knik
Arm section of Cook Inlet.

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.


The website address will not be printed on your print.  This print is treated with an ultra violent protective coating.  It will be
rolled 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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