March 2007
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  Summary: The interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) tipped south on March 23rd, opening a crack in Earth's magnetic defenses against the solar wind. Northern Lights were photographed as far south as Wisconsin, while Southern Lights were seen as far north as New Zealand.
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Mirko Harnisch,
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
Mar. 25, 2007
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Standing atop the 200-metre cliffs on the Otago Peninsula looking out over a Pacific Ocean cloaked in fog is stunning in itself - but Sunday morning's steady yet beautiful Auroral display made the experience other-worldly.

Photo details: Canon EOS 300D, ISO 800, 20 sec @ f/1.4

Daryl Pederson,
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Mar. 24, 2007
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We had quite a beautiful display between 1 and 3am, with periods of sustained intense activity. Definitely the best show this year!

Robb McCaghren,
Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Mar. 24, 2007
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While driving home from the city (Edmonton), I noticed a faint arc of Auroras forming to the North East, and by the time I got home to get my camera gear, the auroras had developed into a horizon to horizon event, even creeping into the southern skies towards the horizon. At moments, quite faint, but overall, a great display of lights!

Tony Wilder,
Chippewa Falls, WI
Mar. 23, 2007
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Starting at 10:30pm and lasting well past 3am, I photographed these Auroras with my CANON 30D and SIGMA 17mm f2.8 lens at ISO 1000 f3.5 for 25 seconds on March 23rd, 2007. Amazing to see red along with purple and green tonight.

Jouni Jussila,
Ylikiiminki, Finland
Mar. 24, 2007
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March 24th activity gave us couple of deacent auroral displays in Finland; long growth phase with diffuse arcs, bright break-up with beautiful spirals and excellent recovery with diffuse glow and pulsating patches.

Pat Boomer,
Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
Mar. 24, 2007
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Very nice show this morning after the IMF dropped south and stayed south for hours. Things got going just as the crescent moon was setting in the northwest.

Photo details: Canon 350D, 20mm lens, 20sec exposure, ISO 400

Mike McPherson,
Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
Mar. 24, 2007
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Coming home after a movie my friend noticed the Auroras out at about 10pm. You normally can't see them from my house in Edmonton so we knew they'd be good. Took a quick drive down to Wetaskiwin and took some great photos!

Jan Lameer,
at the entrance to the Stora Sjofallets National park, Lapland Sweden (69N, 16E)
Mar. 24, 2007
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A full night of aurora in one of the quitest regions on Earth. Lots of pulsating aurora, weak arcs and at least three very bright substorms that were still going on during morning twilight.

Calvin Hall,
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Mar. 24, 2007
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Wonderful Aurora night! Finally got out from under the clouds about 11pm. The aurora was going the whole time I was out, til 3:30am. There were intense curtains of green and pink aurora, especially between midnight and 2am. I saw several meteors, and captured the one here. Hopefully we will have a repeat tonight!

Alexander Tups,
Lawrence, New Zealand (South Island)
Mar. 24, 2006

We drove back from Queenstown to Dunedin after a fantastic night watching stars on the Remarkables. Suddenly we noticed the Aurora, fast moving curtains of green and red light. Very impressive! The show lasted for about 1.5h between 8.00 and 9.30 pm