Aurora, Stars, Meteor, Lake, Alaska
Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears.
In this case, a picturesque lake lies in front of you, beautiful green
aurora flap high above you, brilliant stars shine far in the distance,
and, for a brief moment, a bright meteor streaks by. This digitally fused
breathtaking panorama was captured late last month across one of the Chena
Lakes in North Pole, Alaska, USA, and includes the Pleiades open cluster of
stars on the image right. The shot is unusual not only for the many wonders
it has captured simultaneously, but because lakes this far north tend to
freeze and become non-reflecting before a sky this dark can be photographed.