Aurora borealis in Alaska

Aurora borealis in Alaska

E115/0396 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 47.5MB

Downloadable file size: 2.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CHRIS MADELEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis over cabin dwellings. The aurora borealis (northern lights) is an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs at high latitudes, appearing as shimmering bands of coloured light in the sky. It occurs when charged particles in the solar wind are directed towards the poles by Earth's magnetic field. There they collide with atoms in the upper atmosphere, causing them to emit light. The colour of the light depends on the gas involved. Green is produced by excited atomic oxygen. Photographed in Bettles, northern Alaska.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alaska, astronomical, astronomy, atmospheric phenomenon, aurora borealis, aurorae, auroral, band, bands, bettles, building, cabin, cabins, dwelling, dwellings, earth science, earth's atmosphere, effects, electromagnetic effect, gas, glow, green, home, homes, ionised, ionising, light, natural, night sky, north america, north american, northern lights, oxygen, physical, physics, plant, sciences, sky, skyline, tree

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.