August 2006
Aurora Gallery

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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on August 27th sparking a mild (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm and high-latitude auroras. The source of the stream was a coronal hole on the sun.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Roman Krochuk,
Fairbanks, AK, USA
Aug. 30
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just a few minutes after midnight... the sky which is still not completely dark here turned green and purple. within 1 hour we had 4 or 5 waves of aurora... Great show!

Photo details: Canon 20D, 20mm, f/2.0-2.5, 10-30 sec, ISO 400

Vesa Sarkela,
Kemijarvi, Finland
Aug. 28
#1, #2, #3, more

Bright and alive corona and auroras. Last about 30 min.

Photo details: Canon 350D, 400 ASA, 15-20 s exp.

Jeff Hapeman,
Munising, Michigan
Aug. 27

Fairly bright but diffuse aurora was visible over Lake Superior from when I arrived at 11:30pm EDT, until I left at 1:30am EDT. Very little activity in the lights.

Photo details: Canon 1Ds Mark II, 24mm, f/1.4, 30s, ISO 1600.

Juha Ollila,
Muhos, Finland
Aug. 28
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Photo details: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 17-35 mm f2.8 400 ASA, 15-20sec

Andreas Skjervold,
Bodo, Norway
Aug. 27
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Missed the first display of the season, but got this one.

Jason Paul,
Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette, Michigan
Aug. 27

A strong aurora arch formed over Lake Superior about an hour after sunset and they eventually danced for a bit.

Photo details: Canon 10D, Tokina 12-24mm f/4 at 12mm, 100 ISO, 11 minute exposure.

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