Moon, Moods and Atmosphere of Alaska
Date: 3/6/2019 Album ID: 2230965
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The moon, a day past full, rises over the Chugach Mountains and downtown Anchorage in this view from the coastal trail on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)
The full moon rises into view beyond a bowhead whale skull  in Utqiagvik, the North Slope city that was known as Barrow until its name changed earlier this month, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Sometimes known as a moon pillar, the orange light pillar under the moon is the light (reflected from the sun, bounced off the surface of the moon) is again reflected and refracted through ice crystals in the earth's atmosphere, according to National Weather Service's David Snider.  Because the ice crystals are flat, they channel the light vertically.  (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)
The full moon rises into view from Utqiagvik, the North Slope city that was known as Barrow until its name changed earlier this month, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  Sometimes known as a moon pillar, the orange light pillar under the moon is the light (reflected from the sun, bounced off the surface of the moon) is again reflected and refracted through ice crystals in the earth's atmosphere, according to National Weather Service's David Snider.  Because the ice crystals are flat, they channel the light vertically.   (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)
The moon rises into view over the peaks near Eagle River in this view from the Fort Richardson overpass of the Glenn Highway on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)
The full moon rises into view over the Chugach Mountains and the Anchorage hillside on Monday evening, April 10, 2017. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)
The full moon rises into view over downtown Anchorage  Jan. 30, 2017 on the eve of the full lunar eclipse.  (Marc Lester / ADN)
The moon sets over Mt. Susitna in this view from Point Woronzof in Anchorage on January 30, 2018.(Marc Lester / ADN)
The moon sets over Mt. Susitna in this view from Point Woronzof in Anchorage on January 30, 2018.(Marc Lester / ADN)
The 'super blue blood moon,' seen from Independence Mine State Historical Park during the early stages of the eclipse early Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Earth's shadow begins to eclipse the moon early Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2018, seen from Independence Mine State Historical Park in Hatcher Pass. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The 'super blue blood moon,' seen from Independence Mine State Historical Park during the peak of the eclipse early Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2018. The overlap of a blue moon – the second full moon in a calendar month – with a lunar eclipse while the moon is at its closest approach to Earth is an unusual event. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The waning lunar eclipse hangs above Skyscraper mountain at Independence Mine State Historical Park early Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The nearly full moon sets behind trees in West Anchorage on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The nearly full moon sets behind Mt. Susitna on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The full moon sets in this view over Anchorage from near the Prospect Heights Trailhead of Chugach State Park on December 22, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
The moon and Venus rise above the UAA/APU Consortium Library on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The full moon sets behind an Alaska Railroad engine Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019 in Ship Creek. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The full moon sets behind Mt. Susitna Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News 
The aurora borealis swirls in the sky over the Yukon River village of Ruby, Alaska, a checkpoint of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 9, 2012.
Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News
As the northern lights dance in the sky above Potter Marsh swans feed at the marsh in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The swans stop to feed at the marsh in south Anchorage next to the Seward Highway across from Turnagain Arm on their migration south for the winter. 141001
Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News
The northern lights lighted the skies above the Knik River in southcentral Alaska on Saturday, January 3, 2015.
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