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

Andrew Keen,
Inari, Finland.
Feb. 18, 2010
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Equipment: Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 24mm 1.4 lens, Gitzo Tripod. Settings: ISO 800, Shutter speed 13s. A fairly quiet night around Inari last night, and a rather chilly minus 31 degrees centigrade. Our patience paid off yet again, however, as the spirits in the sky eventually decided to perform their magic and provide us with a dramatic show, which lasted for approximately 25 minutes. This is a picture of yours truly, taken using the camera's timer function.

Fredrik Broms,
Kvaløya, Norway
Feb. 18, 2010
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The show goes on in the north! There has now been several nights of intense auroras, and it doesn`t look like it`s over yet. Tonight, the entire sky is yet again filled with fast moving bands and curtains and I am amazed over how long and intense the auroras have been these couple of nights, normally they come and fade, but now it`s like if someone is constantly feeding a fire. Nikon D3, Nikkor 20mm 2,8, 4-10 secs exposure, ISO 800-1000

Marketa Stanczykova,
Feb. 16, 2010
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It was amazing night 16.feb 2010.Aurora borealis was everywhere.I didn't know where to shoot first.. Canon 5D f/2,8-3,5 ISO 640-800 2,5-13s

Dionys Moser,
Tromsô, Norway
Feb. 18, 2010
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Nikon D3s with 14-24mm 2,8; The Aurora was just some minutes, but exremly nice.

Claus Vogel,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb. 12, 2010
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Canada's Arctic was a major feature of the Opening Ceremonies for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The centre stage was transformed on numerous occasion from an Arctic Ocean with Northern Lights dancing overhead to a sea filled with Orca's. A spectacular beginning to the Winter Games.

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