Northern Lights Photo Gallery
August 2009
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Summary: Solar wind streams hit Earth on August 12th, 20th and 30th, each time sparking Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. See also July 2009.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Kjetil Skogli,
Tromsø, Norway
Aug. 30, 2009
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Who says it needs to be cold to see the Northern Lights? +14 C and a warm wind made it easy to stay outside last night.

Photo details: Canon EOS 5D mkII, EF24mm/f1.4 mkII. ISO 400, f1.6, 12sec.

Erkki Rauhala,
Uurainen Finland
Aug. 31, 2009

Photo details: Canon 5D, 17 mm 2,8 20 sec, ISO 3200

Zoltan Kenwell,
North of Edmonton Alberta, Canada about 40 miles.
Aug. 20, 2009
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Seeing the elevated prediction and that the Aurora belt was approaching my latitude, thanks Spaceweather! I headed out 40 miles to the country and found some water. Things were pretty slow, then POW! I imaged for about 2 hours. I was shooting a pair of Canon 5D2's one with the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L and the other with the Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6. I pushed the envelope and used ISO 1600-5000 around 30-50 seconds on these images. The 5D2 is an amazing camera! There was a substantial amount of trace surface fog on the lake and a few wisps of clouds that make the images kind of neat! Dreamy like.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Aug. 19, 2009
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Tonight, the were a lot of Northern Lights in the beautiful clear sky of Salluit. I went, with some friends, to take some very nice pictures. I was very surprised by the colors of the auroras.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, 800iso, 3.5f, 15 sec.

Robert Postma,
Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Aug. 12, 2009
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I was treated to a triple whammy the night of August 12th, 2009. The Northern Lights came out, there were noctilucent clouds on the horizon and a Perseid meteor streaked across the sky. A perfect night.

more images:
from Gilles Boutin of St-Jean-Port-Joli et L`Islet-sur-mer Québec Canada