At the midway point through March, the daylight is flooding into Alaska’s interior. Further north, there is only a few more weeks of photographic opportunity for the aurora borealis. I hope to get out once or twice more, but by mid April the night sky is very bright up above the arctic circle, my favorite region to photograph the aurora. I took this picture during the recent solar storm that made magic night skies across Alaska. I was scouting out a more pleasing foreground location when the aurora flared up, so while that element is not the strongest, the shape in the sky was striking so I just stopped and shot a few frames.