Northern Lights Photo Gallery
April 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 March. 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Ken Scott,
Glen Arbor, Michigan, USA
Apr. 11, 2010
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Northern lights last night from Sleeping Bear Point ... looking out over Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands . . . video clip in the making : ) *note, they were not this bright to the naked eye ... I did a lot of light gathering to make them stand out better. D300 iso:1600 f4 sigma 10-20 @ 10mm 30 seconds

Shawn Malone,
Marquette, Michigan USA
Apr. 12, 2010
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Only got a couple shots off before clouds moved in. Could tell that lights were intensifying a bit to maybe some curtains and pillars, but for the most part, activity was low on the horizon, persistent arc, bright enough to get some reflection off Lake Superior. Was nice to see such brightness after a few years of missing opportunities. 5d2 14mm 2.8 30-60 sec

Peter Rosén,
Abisko, Swedish Lapland
Apr. 7, 2010
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The northern light in Abisko, Swedish Lapland has been just amazing during the last few days. A couple of the picture were taken from my roof of the house. Please see for more northern light images. Best wishes, Peter

Robert Postma,
Whitehorse, Yukon
Apr. 6, 2010
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At about 1:20am PSt, the aurora really beagn to dance. Coincidentally, the wolves also began howling about this time. All shots made with 5D Mark2 camera, 1600 ASA, various exposure times.

Troy Bouffard,
Fairbanks, Alaska
Apr. 5, 2010
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Aurora activity began early that night. At one point, it wavered for a moment, and then it happened. Like someone flicked a switch, the reds came out bright and moving very fast, working it's way across the sky for about 15 seconds. I kid you not, it was so intense and fast that I literally ducked. My finger stayed on the shutter button though. These shots were taken with a 5D Mk II, 24L II @f/1.6, ISO 1000 for 0.6 secs. (yes, ~half-sec exposure produced those long, bright streaks)

more images:
from Bernard Marschner of Fairbanks, Alaska; from Michael Murray of North Pole, Alaska; from Rogelio Castorena of North Pole, Alaska; from Ute Kaden of Fairbanks, Alaska