Title:     "Alaska Aurora Pioneer Peak"

© Alaska Artist Dianne Roberson

Northern Lights | Palmer, Alaska  

Stock #  DA 162

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.

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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