Below is a selection of original photographs of the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) over Anchorage, Alaska (USA), and Aurora Australis (the Southern Lights) over Australia. Dates: 1977 / unknown, 35mm).
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Credits (Anchorage, Alaska series): Doctor Yohsuke Kamide (of Nagoya University, 1977). Collection of Dr. Herbert Kroehl, NGDC
Credits (Australia series): David Miller (of National Geophysical Data Center, date unknown), location — Australia, Kangaroo Island