April 2008
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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on April 23rd causing geomagnetic storms and Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. See also March 2008.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Dana Hrubes,
Geographic South Pole
Apr. 24, 2008
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This is Aurora Australis backlighting the South Pole Telescope (a cosmic microwave background telescope, http://spt.uchicago.edu) which is bathed in moonlight at the geographic South Pole, where the sun has set for 6 months. J. Dana Hrubes Winterover, South Pole Telescope; Station Science Leader; Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Apr. 22, 2008
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Tonight, with a group of young teenagers from south, we went to see the northern lights. Because of the clouds, the night was very short.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, f3,5, 800 ISO, 15 sec.

Yuichi Takasaka,
Lumby, British Columbia, Canada
Apr. 22, 2008
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I went out to try out my new equatorial mount this evening and found out that there were green lights out there.

Photo details: Pentax K10D, K20D, 20mm, 24mm

Geir Øye,
Ørsta, Norway
Apr. 24, 2008
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The nordic sky is gradually getting brighter and brighter as we approach summer. However, it still gets sufficient dark at midnight (62nd Lat.N). I got out just after midnight (April 23/24, 2008) local time, and shot a few images of the auroras. Here are a couple.

Photo details: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55 mm lens, ISO: 800, exp: 60 - 65 sec, tripod, RC-5.

Fort McMurray Alberta
Apr. 15, 2008
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This was taken looking over the Athabasca river in Fort McMurray Alberta with Syncrude Canada in the background.