Northern Lights Photo Gallery
August 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 May. 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Michel Tournay,
Chisasibi, Quebec, Canada
Aug. 4, 2010
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The whole sky was green, purple, I had a hard time deciding where to aim my cameras! Here are 3 pictures taken from a long series to make an animation of the movement. Nikon D3s , 10 000 ASA, 10.5 mm f2.8 set at full frame to get wider than the Dx format ! the last one was taken with a Nikon D3 with a 28mm f1.4 at 3200 ASA

1 mile north of St. Marie, Montana
Aug. 3, 2010
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I got some good shots by timing my outing between astronomical twilight and moonrise. Photo Details: Canon EOS 50D [modified IR response in Hα range], hooded Sigma EF-S 30mm ƒ/1.4 EX DC HSM prime [ø62mm], ISO 3200, 5 sec. exposure, ƒ/1.4, tripod, 2 second shutter holdoff.

Tom Luttrell,
Casey base Antarctica
Aug. 4, 2010
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Missed the major part of the storm (wrong side of the planet) but was treated to a brief bright show during the night.

P-M Hedén,
Vallentuna, Sweden
Aug. 4, 2010
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Very nice Northern lights, even though it wasn´t so strong but it is in Vallentuna in august!!! See video here.

Stacy Niedzwiecki,
Silver Lake State Park near Mears, Michigan, USA
Aug. 4, 2010
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When news of a possible aurora opportunity was announced, I drove to the darkest place I could think of within a reasonable distance of my home - the Silver Lake State Park near Mears, Michigan. While I only actually saw a few pillars of the Aurora for a brief moment, it wasn't anything "photographic". Since the night sky looked lovely with the lighthouse, I decided to photograph anyway. I do believe I managed to pick up some ambient colors of the Northern Lights due to the very long exposure times - the camera was facing due north. It was such a nice evening out it made getting home about 4am actually worth it! Canon 40D, tripod, Tamron 10-17mm fisheye lens, about a 4 minute exposure at ISO 400, f 3.5

more images: from Colin Chatfield of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada ; from Alan C Tough of Elgin, Moray, Scotland; from Bill Doms of Buffalo, MN; from Shirley Chang of Ontario, Canada; from Jerry Liao of Kirkland,Ontario,Canada; from Larry Jenkins of Labrador City, NL; from Douglas Ng at Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; from Paulo Bessa of Westman Islands, Iceland; from Michael Lam of Jacksons Point, Ontario, Canada; from Faith Skrdla of AuTrain, Michigan;