Aurora Hunter by Todd Salat - Your source for the northern lights

Happy 2023, Everyone!

This year's Northern Lights Forecast is looking good as the Solar Cycle continues to heat up. When charged particles ejected from the Sun get caught up in Earth's magnetic field ~ BLAMMO! ~ it’s aurora time. For monitoring aurora activity, I’ve bookmarked my favorite Links & Webcams and have some quick-look graphics at Northern Lights Tonight.

I’m super pleased with how my latest batch of New Releases are doing. My current #1 seller is Supernova. I’m also real happy with my newbies, Dreamscape and Memorial Lights. To catch more photos & experiences, please check out my Aurora Hunter Facebook Page.

Our next Showtime is the March First Friday event in downtown Anchorage during Fur Rondy.

Keep One Eye On The Sky!

Todd Salat

KP: 2
Max: 3
Ave: 2

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110 sun spots

Carry the Torch

From my cabin in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, I hold up a candle to try luring in the aurora a little closer (prints of this photo titled "Carry the Torch” available here). Within an hour my wish came true when tall columns of light turned this winter wonderland into a “Dreamscape”.


Aurora Hunter Photos

  • AK Caboose
  • Alaska Gold
  • Anchorage Lights
  • Anchorage Supermoon
  • Denali Fireweed
  • Denali Stars
  • Denali Wonder
  • Dreamscape
  • Eagle Eye
  • Epic Flight
  • Eureka!
  • Fireball
  • Heaven and Earth
  • Icelandic Flow
  • Kennecott Treasures
  • Memorial Lights
  • Moon and Mars
  • Morning Glory
  • Patriot Bear
  • Pilot's Dream
  • Pioneer Mint
  • Polar Vortex
  • Rise Above
  • Sky Blue Pink
  • Spirit in the Sky
  • Supernova
  • The Legend
  • Valley of Light
  • Whirled View
  • White Satin

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New Releases

Supernova

Supernova

Massive auroras explode over the
Brooks Range of Northern Alaska
on October 15, 2022 at 1:45 am.

~ This was thee most intense and best
20-minute aurora display of my life! ~

Catch Aurora »
Memorial Lights

Memorial Lights

Auroras light up the
Alaska Veterans Memorial in
Denali State Park near midnight
on January 30, 2022.

~ To ALL of America’s fallen & living
Heroes & Heroines, we salute you! ~

Catch Aurora »
Dreamscape

Dreamscape

Auroral light dazzles the senses above my
candlelit cabin in Hatcher Pass, Alaska
on January 29, 2022 at 3 am.

~ Cheers to finding space where
dreams are free to roam ~

Catch Aurora »
Icelandic Flow

Icelandic Flow

Meandering auroras flow around the moon & clouds
before dipping into Iceland’s Godafoss Falls
on April 15, 2022 at 2 am

~ The roar of the falls coupled with the brilliant display of light
was a full audio/visual sensation! ~

Catch Aurora »

Favorites


3 Movie Bundle

Each of these movies are a great way to experience the awe-inspiring auroras in motion through Todd's extensive time-lapse footage. Together, they provide an in-depth experience into real life aurora hunting and were many years in the making. Both visual journeys are enhanced with science and music that ranges from space-age acoustic sensations to aurora rock! 3-Movie Bundle

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Solar Cycle

Here's a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. The key thing to remember is that auroras occur throughout the cycle from Solar Max to Solar Min. They're just not quite as common during the lows in the cycle. More on the Solar Cycle

Solar Cycle

Precious Metals

We are absolutely smitten with Metal Prints. The results of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum have been WOW-With Out Words! The inks are dye-infused onto a specially-coated aluminum sheet and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both water and scratch resistant. We have commonly heard people say, "It's like looking through a window"...."Are these backlit?"...."They look so 3D." And the archival quality is out of this world (think century plus). This is a technological breakthrough and the results are in HIGH DEF!

More information can be found on our Metal Print Page.

Metal Frame

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