Northern Lights Photo Gallery
February 2010
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Summary: After a two-year lull, solar activity is picking up again. The increase could herald brighter displays of Northern Lights in 2010. Stay tuned! See also Jan. 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen,
Norway, Bø i Vesterålen
Feb. 17, 2010
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The aurora is incredibly active these days in north of Norway!

Andrew Keen,
Inari, Finland.
Feb. 17, 2010
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Equipment used: Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 1.4 EF lens, Gitzo Tripod. Shots taken at 640 ISO, at a shutter speed of 13-20 seconds. It was a very chilly minus 31 here in Inari this evening, and the skies were clear. At around 8.30 pm we had our first sight of the 'Northern Lights'. Within 30 minutes or so the sky was completely lit up and, once again, we were treated with what can only be described as an awe-inspiring spectacle, which lasted for over 4 hours. I am delighted to be able to share a few of the shots that I took this evening with you. What an amazing night, well worth the frozen hands and toes.

Wioleta Zarzycka,
Feb. 17, 2010
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Day after day... we are haviong a very nice month! The auroras were dancing around the Moon.

Photo details: Nikon D40, ISO400, 13-20 sek.

Miho Morimoto,
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Feb. 16, 2010

The photo captures the launch of a sounding rocket from the University of Alaska's Poker Flat Research Range with a nice auroral display in the background.

Photo details: Canon EOS 18mm, 30sec exposure at F3.5, ISO 800

Gordon Mackay,
Campsie Fells, Scotland
Feb. 15, 2010
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I was keeping an eye on the laptop for data from the net and the other eye to the north out the bedroom window for that elusive green glow and was glad to see it over the Campsie Fells here in Scotland. I grabbed the camera as it was a rare clear night and headed up the hills to see what would become of it. It was nice, nothing spectacular but the first Aurora I have seen here in years!

more images: from Halldor Sigurdsson of Reykjavik, Iceland; from Nathaniel Frissell of Kjell Henriksen Observatory, Longyearbyen, Svalbard; from Marta P. of Reykjavik, Iceland;