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Gift from the Universe

Nick Irwin's avatar Nick Irwin

This night was a Gift from the Universe by way of galactic activity we don't often get to see. I feel fortunate that not only did I get a chance to admire and photograph the comet Neowise in July, 2020, but the visit from Lady Aurora was an added bonus. It was a shot of a lifetime, and even more so when it was published by National Geographic a few weeks later. When I saw the glow of the aurora borealis on the horizon to the north the energy revived me as the northern lights always do, even when it's just a soft appearance. The best part was on this night it happened at one of my favorite places, Little Point Sable Light, Mears, MI.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Metal Print Photo
  • Width: 45 inches
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 30 inches