August 2007
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Summary: Solar wind streams buffeted Earth off-and-on throughout August sparking auroras over Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska. The highlight of the month was a display of Northern Lights during the August 28th total lunar eclipse.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Brian Whittaker,
Airborne from 35,000 feet over Lake of the Woods (N49,W095) on the USA/Canada border.
Aug. 11, 2007
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A great display of green Aurora lasted several hours. It was particularly beautiful in the northern USA where dramatic thunderstorms actively illuminated the horizon at an alarming frequency, only to be supplemented by the occasional Perseid (not pictured).

Kaidi Weng,
On board the cruiseship NCL Pearl near Glacier Bay, Alaska.
Aug. 16, 2007

My gf and I plus another friend were on a ship and taking pictures of aurora while the ship NCL Pearl was heading to Glacier Bay National Park from Skagway, AK. After I got back home and examined the photo that I took with Canon 10D, I discovered something in this image that looks like a meteor.

Darrell Spangler,
Drake, Colorado
Aug. 12, 2007

After falling alseep with the lens open for two hours, I checked my camera and was surprised to see an aurora in the bottom of the photo.

Photo details: Canon EOS 300D, 35mm, f4.0, 2hrs, ISO 400.

Tom Eklund,
Valkeakoski, Finland
Aug. 7, 2007
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With this pic Southern Finland, +60 degrees north, 2007 Autumn aurora season has finally begun.

Photo details: Nikon D200, f/2.8, 2 sec and 200 ISO.

Robb McCaghren,
Coal Lake, Alberta
Aug. 7, 2007
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Taken just over the northern tip of Coal Lake, Ab, North of Wetaskiwin, and south of Edmonton Ab.

Pierre Martin,
Arnprior, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 10, 2007

While I was out to observe and photograph the early Perseids this past Friday night, I was surprised to see an unexpected aurora over the treeline. It was a mainly faint display, but it was enough to produce delicate bands to the eye. I quickly aimed my camera (Canon 30D with a 20mm f2.8 lens) to the area, and this is what I captured. The Perseids overhead were already putting on a good display with a bright meteor every few minutes. The aurora was an unexpected bonus to an already beautiful night!