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» GE P42DC (more..)
» BNSF Spokane Subdivision 
» Granite, Idaho, USA (more..)
» May 08, 2016
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» Sean Kelly (more..)
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The Aurora Borealis! For years I've waited to see it, spending hours on "Aurora tracking" websites in hopes of there being an Aurora storm at the right time and with clear skies. Finally, one night driving home, I thought I was seeing some strange spotlight above the mountains, until the reality and the excitement hit me. A quick conversation with my dad, and we drove off into the night in hopes of a photograph. After botching a shot of Amtrak 7 due to not having enough time to set up, a train slipping by while trying to find a new spot, climbing up onto the rocks with a flashlight, and then a couple hours of waiting, finally the stars (and the Northern Lights!) aligned. Just after 2 A.M., Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder races through the night leaving a light show in its wake, while the Aurora Borealis puts on its own show above, gently fluctuating in the sky to the north.
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