Northern Lights Photo Gallery
March 2010
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Summary: Northern spring is here--and that means it's aurora season. For reasons researchers don't fully understand, the weeks around equinoxes are the best time of the year to look for Northern Lights. See also Feb. 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Fredrik Broms,
Kvaløya, Norway
Mar. 14, 2010
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Tonight an absolutely breathtaking corona with lots of structures lit up the night sky at about 22:00 local time. This spring`s aurora season is slowly drawing to an end, but maybe some of the best shows are still in store? and there are still many opportunities to see the auroras before the nights get to bright. Also mid-latitude sky-watchers should be prepared for some action. Nikon D3, Nikkor 20mm f/2,8, 8 sec exposure, ISO 1000

Thomas Hagen,
Tromsø, Norway
Mar. 15, 2010
#1, #2, #3

Stunning, sparking activity. This was a sudden outburst of activity.

Frank Olsen,
Outside Tromsø, Norway
Mar. 14, 2010
#1, #2, #3, more

For days on end, it's been cloudy and snowing in Tromsø, Norway. So when the evening seemed to clear up, I got in my car for some Aurora photographing. Theese images are from the Eiscat field outside Tromsø, and shows some of the space-radars here. Nice contrast with the Aurora. I'm using Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20, ISO 1000, 4-8 sec. exp. Eiscat:

Paul McCrone,
DMSP F-18 satellite magery processed at the FNMOC in Monterey, CA
Mar. 11, 2010
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These are DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) images of a dramatic aurora event in Northern Canada. The infrared imagery is included here to show that this is really not a cloud! (Auroras are not sources of infrared radiation, but clouds are, so IR imagery can be used to distinguish the two.)

more images:
from Sue Evans of Chena Hot Springs, Alaska; from Bernard Marschner of Fairbanks, Alaska