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

Peter Van den Eijnde,
Laukvik, Norway
Mar. 18, 2010

On a trip to the Polarlightcenter in Laukvik, Lofoten Islands, Norway, I took this picture of an aurora, which seems to help in drying codfish.

Photo details: Canon Rebel Xsi, ISO 1600, 10mm f/4, 15 seconds.

Jean Mouette,
Steindalen, Storfjord commununity, Troms county, Norway.
Mar. 14, 2010
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After a two weeks hunting trip for auroras in northern Norway, I was eventually lucky enough with the the weather to be able to take crystal sharp photographs in a very remote location in the Lyngen Alps mountains (Storfjord community, Troms county). I was blessed with an absolute dark sky (new moon, no light pollution and no clouds nor haze at all) and a quite impressive auroral display. The beautifull landscape with the Steindalen glacier in the field of view and the perfect weather conditions made that night worth the trip from Paris, France.

Photo details: Canon 5D MarkII, Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8/21mm; 1000 iso @ 15s & 30s. Temp.: -20°C

Bernt Olsen,
Grøtfjord, Tromsø, Norway
Mar. 18, 2010
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Some nice aurora while the moon sets in the ocean.

Photo details: Nikon D90 camera, 20mm, iso 1600, f/2.8, 15 to 20sek.

Hanneke Luijting,
Tromsø, Norway
Mar. 18, 2010
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A beautiful night for watching the auroras, especially with the crescent moon low on the horizon! We took a thermos of hot chocolate and watched from the shelter of the (roofless) hut.

Photo details: Canon EOS 350D + Tokina 12-24mm, ISO 800, f/4, 15-25s exposure

Thomas Hagen,
Tromsø, Norway
Mar. 19, 2010

We got some nice activity tonight and the moon was up too. The aurora did a strange dance around the moon, it was like it knew the moon was there. I think you can spot a meteor in the aurora, or maybe it's just a satellite?

Photo details: Canon 40D 6sec exposure ISO800.

more images:
from Helge Mortensen of Kattfjordvannet, Kvaløya, Norway; from Peter Van den Eijnde of Polarlight Center, Laukvik, Norway; from Didier Van Hellemont of Laukvik, Norway; from Sue Evans of Chena Hot Springs, Alask