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High altitude view of the Aurora Borealis, as seen from 37,000 feet over Northern Quebec. Photo by George Murphy

Electric Air Above My Head

by George Murphy January 3, 2017 Journal Essays

Bringing in the New Year from 37,000 feet – Somewhere over Northeastern Canada – January 1, 2017:  As I write this it is one hour into the new year and I am traveling over 600 mph beneath glorious waves of Aurora Borealis. We are 37000 feet above Northeastern Canada – just east of the mighty Hudson […]

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A Blue Moon rises over the Western U.S. as seen from 30,000 ft. in this photo by photographer George Murphy

Blue Moon Rising

by George Murphy September 2, 2012 Photo Splash

Friday’s full moon rise offered up a rare “Blue Moon.” No, the label doesn’t refer to the color of the Moon, but rather its timing. Whenever there is a second full Moon within a calendar month, we call it a “Blue Moon.” It’s a rare enough event to have inspired the phrase, “Once in a […]

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Dramatic Skies

by George Murphy June 10, 2010 Photo Splash

High altitude cirrus clouds etch unusual patterns into the skies over Northern California. The ice crystals that make up these clouds are refracting sunlight to create a circular rainbow around the sun, just out of frame. The contrast of this image has been enhanced to bring out the amazing details of the cloud structure.

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