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

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Jan. 9, 2008
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These auroras were very interesting. Because of the polar bears we met, and because the trip we made.

Jari Ylioja,
Vatjusjärvi, Haapavesi, Finland
Jan. 6, 2008
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Photo details: Canon EOS 30D with tamron 17-35mm lense @17mm F2,8.

Aleksandr Chernucho,
Russian Kolyskia penunsula mountan Khibiny
Jan. 7, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D200, ISO 800, sh30-70s f4 18mm

Kolbjorn Dahle,
Andenes, Andoya, Norway
Jan. 8, 2008
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Very bright auroras this night at Andoya, northern Norway! Even partially behind the clouds, the aurora showed off beautifully!

Photo details: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 17-70mm F.2.8, 1600 ASA, 10secs, tripod and remote controller.

Greg Morgan,
Beautiful downtown Talkeetna, Alaska
Jan. 4, 2008

I was -10F. The lights peaked quickly and faded just as fast. This was my first chance to use my Canon PowerShot A550 on the lights. A 10s exposure @ 400 worked nicely.

Mats Lövsund,
Jakobstad, Finland
Jan. 5, 2008
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I also managed to capture the first auroras of the new cycle. Taken off the beach outside Jakobstad.

Photo details: Nikon D70 ISO640 F2,8 20sec. Around midnight the 5:th.

P-M Hedén,
Vallentuna, Sweden
Jan. 13, 2008
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Wow! It´s been a while since I saw Northern Lights but tonight it was a nice display. Even as far south as Vallentuna 59.53N, it´s possible to see Aurora Borealis sometimes. I only saw a green bow in the beginning then it started to get stronger and I know that if you put a high iso-setting on your camera you can capture a lot more then your eyes. So I chose iso 1600 for 20s with my Canon Digital Rebel XT, 20mm Sigma on a tripod and this is the result.

Kolbjorn Dahle,
Andenes, Andoya, Norway
Jan. 5, 2008
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Image caught from the northern tip of the Norwegian island, Andoya at 69.30 degr north. Time: 16:46 LT, while the auroral oval was moving southward from Svalbard towards Andenes (main town of the island). This enabled me to capture red/violet aurora due to the fact that I could see the oval from the side, and not from below as we have it during night time at our location.

more images: from Maurice Ricc Waldeck of Warroad, Mn. USA; from Erkki Rauhala of Uurainen, Finland; from Jacques LABBÉ of Nybyen, Longyearbyen, Svalbard;