The Phoenix

One breathtaking highlight occurred when a purple and green corona fanned out straight above me and radiated streams of light through the moonlit sky

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The “The Phoenix” Experience

It was hailed as the best aurora show in a decade.  The sun unleashed a massive solar flare in early November 1998, and the resultant geomagnetic storm lasted 2-1/2 nights.  Outlandish auroras graced the skies across Alaska, Canada, and the northern Lower 48.  It was the big one!

I was caught in the "storm."

somewhere in the Alaska Range along the Richardson Highway north of Paxson.  I have never seen anything of this magnitude before.   They were rippin'!!

One breathtaking highlight occurred when a purple and green corona fanned out straight above me and radiated streams of light through the moonlit sky... like the wings of the legendary firebird, perhaps.

Note: This photo was first released in 1998 and then retired in 2002... then re-released in 2007.

"The Phoenix" rises again!

Todd Salat

We no longer actively produce this photo. However, you can still special order this print by just typing in the photo title on our Custom Order Form.

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