Northern Lights Photo Gallery
September 2010
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Summary: Solar activity continues to increase after a two-year solar minimum that ranks among the century's deepest. The return of sunspots and a resurgent solar wind is good news for aurora watchers, who are seeing some of the best displays since ~2006. See also August 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Yuichi Takasaka,
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Sep. 6, 2010
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As predicted by, Aurora came out very brightly last night. Luckily clouds started to break up the direction of Aurora after 3 nights of cloudy/rainy sky. We could see a beaver working hard to build his lodge under the light of Aurora! More images from this fall at "" Canon EOS 5D MarkII, EF15/2.8, EF24/1.4L II

Chad Blakley,
Abisko, Sweden
Sep. 7, 2010
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A great first night of the season!! As soon as the sun went down I could see the aurora start. The show went on for nearly four hours. I am looking forward to another big aurora season in Abisko.

Rune Christiansen,
Nuuk, Grenland
Sep. 5, 2010
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The first Auroras, this season. The last two-three weeks, we had clouds or fog, every night. But I do not recall seeing them this early, so I hope we get a good season. Lumix GF1, 20mm, F4.0 20 sek.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Sep. 5, 2010
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Tonight, the sky wasn't clear. But the clouds were not too big... so I went to watch the powerful northern lights of September. Details : Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, f3.5, 25 sec. exp.

Jennith Peart,
Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
Sep. 6, 2010
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These are among the best Auroras I've seen in Baker Lake since I've moved here. The exciting news is that I finally figured out settings that work with my camera. The images are still a bit grainy and I know I can get better, but they aren't blurry. I hope to be able to submit many more pictures over the next few years. Pentax K20D ISO 400 F/3.5 EXP 20 seconds

more images: from Lusine Akopyan of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada; from Nicolas Zea P. of Holmsund, Västerbotten, Sweden; from Sylvain Serre of Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada;