The tallest peaks of the Central Aalska Range are visible on the horizon about 60 miles distant. They include from left to right; Mount Foraker at 17,400 feet, Mount Hunter at 14, 473 feet and North America's most lofty peak, Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet above sea level.
As tall as these peaks are, that the aurora seems to touch them is only an illision of line of sight. The aurora is actually many times higher with its lower borders around 50 miles or more. When we see an aurora on the horizon it is actually hundreds of miles distant.
I acquired this image using a 4x5 large format camera equipped with a 150mm lens and Fuji Provia 100 film just after 11:00 p.m. local time.
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