“Daytime Northern Lights”

This post is really just me sharing an Anchorage Daily News photo and brief write-up of something that I think is SO COOL.


Big, beautiful, iridescent bubbles, floating around town.

Here’s the write-up from the ADN*:

Big bubbles burst with color at Cheney Lake
Jay Hiner creates giant bubbles using a homemade wand and nontoxic solution Tuesday at Cheney Lake in East Anchorage. “I was always interested in science and chemistry,” said Hiner, who got interested in large bubbles only about three weeks ago. “Once I made the first one, I was hooked,” he said. If he tweaks the bubble solution for the conditions, the bubbles can travel far. “On the Park Strip I have sent bubbles over the Chevron Building, and at Westchester Lagoon I have sent them over the radio tower at West High School. When they get up, they go and go and go,” he said. They’re colorful as well. “I call them my daytime northern lights,” said Hiner. “People come by and tell me it brightened their day.”

You should check out the photo gallery; those bubbles are gorgeous, especially against the backdrop of fall…  I’d love to see these in person someday.

* Disclaimer: If you’re from the ADN and you’re reading this, I hope you don’t mind me reposting your content – sometimes write-ups that are linked to photos disappear (or at least, are hard to find!) once they leave your homepage, and I wanted to share the story with everyone who reads my blog!

Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!

3 thoughts on ““Daytime Northern Lights””

  1. Those are some long lasting bubbles, also enjoyed the fall photos linked from the bubble site. Beautiful time of year.

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