• Arcturus, in the constellation Bootes
  • Izar, in the constellation Bootes
  • Seginus, in the constellation Bootes
  • Alphekka or Alphecca, in the constellation Corona Borealis
  • Grand Teton
  • Mount Moran
  • Lights from Signal Mountain marina

Teton Aurora

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Airglow and faint aurora borealis or northern lights (due to recent massive solar flares) seen over the Teton Range on July 17, 2012 at 12:55 AM, as clouds roll in. Twenty minutes later, the sky was almost completely obscured with cloud cover. This is looking over Jackson Lake. The light on the lake is from the Signal Mountain marina. The Grand Teton is on the far left. Mount Moran is in the center (directly west @ 270º). Above Moran is the yellow-orange star, Arcturus, and the bright one above that is Izar, both in the constellation Bootes (see notes). The brightest blue star at the very top (directly in line with Moran) is Alphekka, in the constellation Corona Borealis.

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  1. Fort Photo 21 months ago | reply

    One of my favorites of yours, very nice!!

  2. jdmuth 21 months ago | reply

    Fantastic image!!

  3. Larry Daugherty - very slow for several days! :-) 21 months ago | reply

    Excellent! Very Nice!!! Beautiful image! View large!!!

  4. lhg_11, 1 million+ views! Wow, I'm so grateful! 21 months ago | reply

    Wow Royce! I've been away and missed this one! How fortunate to see the Aurora Borealis is the continental U.S.!

  5. Gichu Tom 20 months ago | reply

    spectacular capture...

  6. elizabeth1568 20 months ago | reply

    this is a truly beautiful photograph, congratulations from Bonnie Scotland

  7. youcouldbemycompass 20 months ago | reply

    Really stunning, really like this one!

  8. John A.Hemmingsen 20 months ago | reply

    awesome nightshot, exceptional result with that high ISO setting, congrats !!

  9. Images with Passion !! 20 months ago | reply

    Incredible shots. Conggratulations. Cant believe what you are doing.!!

  10. zetakr 17 months ago | reply

    pure awesomeness!

  11. Michael Bandy 14 months ago | reply

    Totally awesome!!!

  12. Justabird2 14 months ago | reply

    Beautiful capture of all those colors! I love the glow behind the mountains. Wonderful work of photographic ART! Well done, Royce!! It just glows!! angie from Florida

  13. JoeCow 10 months ago | reply

    I seriously enjoy your pictures! :) <3

  14. Justabird2 9 months ago | reply

    This is just amazing, Royce. I think it is the one of the most spectacular scenes on Flickr. It's magical. The colors are deep and lush and take your breath away!! Fabulous work, Sir!! angie from FL (Lead Adm for WNG)

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  15. KohalaKendra 2 months ago | reply

    OH! WOW! This is our view every year from Jackson Lake Lodge. I never saw it look like this though. Fabulous work!

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