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

Claus Vogel,
Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Apr. 11, 2010
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I've returned to Canada's North for a brief photo assignment. Last night the northern lights returned to the evening sky. Nice to see the splashes of light dance in the sky again. The red appears to be lens flare. Photographed with a Nikon D700 and Nikor 12-24mm lens f/2.8. 1200 ASA, 14 seconds.

Morten Ross,
Sandbukta, south of Oslo, Norway.
Apr. 12, 2010
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According to the auroral oval I should have seen auroras, but alas! As I was heading to bed, I took a last look outside, and there it was! I grabbed the camera and tripod and ran outside and captured these photos, due north facing Oslo, before it all was over. A very short lived, but great spectacle. Nikon D700, 24-70mm F2.8,6sec, 1600 ISO. 59.82363, 10.75304

Martin McKenna,
Maghera, Co. Derry, N. Ireland
Apr. 12, 2010
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Hi Tony What a great show tonight!, My friend, Conor McDonald, and I watched a lovely aurora which was visible for 3 hours from the Glenshane Pass, 00.30-03.30 BST, in the form of a bright green band with several very tall vertical rays over 20 degrees high, quite a show!. Here's a few images I took. Canon 450D ISO1600 18mm various exposures

Pål Brekke,
Olso, Norway
Apr. 12, 2010
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I was waiting for the CME to hit, and after checking our own aurora-oval map ( I want out at 01.00 AM and the display was very nice. Nikon D9, 35-150mm, F3.5, 5 sec and 20 sec, ISO 1250

Dominic Cantin,
Québec city , Canada
Apr. 11, 2010
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Hello mr. Phillips :) Finaly , I saw my first aurora since September 2005 ! I saw them over Quebec city and they were bright enough to see them trough the light polution. I took this picture from my balcony ! I'm very glad the northernlights are visiting us again in mid-latitude 8) Dominic Cantin :)

more images:
from Ronny Tertnes of Bergen, Norway; from Graeme Whipps of Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; from JTbo of Saarijärvi, Finland; from Katarzyna Maksimiuk of Umea, Sweden