Friday, February 29, 2008
One of the most amazing things to see in nature is the Northern Lights. The first time I saw them was in northern Idaho. I stayed up until 4 a.m. watching nature's light show. Here is a picture taken by Associated Press photographer Bob Martinson of the Aurora Borealis spinning above the Talkeetna Range and a hay field on Farm Loop Road near Palmer, Alaska, on Friday, Feb. 29. The center of the circular corona, usually near Earth's north pole sometimes fluctuates further south and can be seen from a lower latitude as in this instance.