January 2008
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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Jan. 4th sparking the first auroras of the new solar cycle.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Saima Mark,
Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada
Jan. 5, 2008

Photo details: Nikon D40, 18-55mm, f/3.5, 30 second exposure.

Aleksander Chernucho,
Russian Kolyskia peninsula mountan Khibiny
Jan. 1, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D200 iso 800 F4 18mm lens 70-90s exposure.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Jan. 8, 2008
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These auroras were very bright in the ice, the snow, the mountains...

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 1600 ISO, 15 sec., f4.0

Rune Christiansen,
Nuuk, Greenland
Jan. 5, 2008

A front was moving in very fast, so the camera lens is pointing straight up.

Photo details: Canon EOS 5D, 17 mm, F4, 30s and iso 800

Aleksander Chernucho,
Russian Kolyskia penunsula mountan Khibiny
Jan. 5, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D200, iso 800 F4 10mm lens 30-71s exposure.

Calvin Hall,
Palmer Alaska
Jan. 4, 2008
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Nice start to the next solar cycle. It was a nice flowing display that stayed fairly active for an hour and a half or so. A Great Horned Owl would Hoot when the display was most active. Happy New Year!

Tom Eklund,
Akaa, Finland
Jan. 5, 2008
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To celebrate the start of the solar cycle 24, I had a evening out and catched the first light of the cycle.

Photo details: Nikon D200, 400ASA, Sigma 20mm, f/2.2 and 15-25 sec.

Tuomas Sydanmetsa,
Pyhanta Finland
Jan. 6, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D300 +Sigma 20mm 1,8 iso 500 f2 15 and 30sec

Yuichi Takasaka,
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
Jan. 4, 2008
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I was waiting for the sky to clear up in Yellowknife on the Jan. 4 to see Quadrantid meteor. The forecast was calling for some snow, so I started to drive south until the sky got clear. After about 500km south at Hay River, the sky was clear, so I dashed to the shore of the Great Slave Lake to photograph the meteors. I saw several dozens of meteors but only one was on the record. Faint Aurora lit the skies until the clouds moved in.

Wolfgang Dzieran,
Tromsoe, Norway
Jan. 5, 2008
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First aurora of the new solar cycle - and first aurora I saw above the polar circle. I was visiting Tromsoe in Norway just at the right time, aurora was so bright! First photo was made in the afternoon (3.30 p.m. local time, =2.30 p.m. UT) direct in the city at the harbour, the second some time later between street houses.