Northern Lights Photo Gallery
November 2010
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Summary: Solar activity continues to increase after a two-year solar minimum that ranks among the century's deepest. The return of sunspots and a resurgent solar wind is good news for aurora watchers, who are seeing some of the best displays since ~2006. See also October 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen,
Bø in Vesterålen, Norway
Nov. 23, 2010
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I was waiting for the northern lights to dance on the bright sky lit up by the full moon. After 3 hours I gave up and went home, but suddenly the dragon started to dance again and I went outside to catch it!

Photo details: ISO 1600, shutter 5s and f/2.8 with a Nikon D700/Nikon 14-24 lens.

Thilo Bubek,
Sommarøya near Tromsø in northern Norway
Nov. 23, 2010
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Again extremely nice auroras above northern Norway. This was taken in the evening og 23th november in Sommarøya near Tromsø in northern Norway.

Wim van Caspel,
Laukvik, Lofoten, Norway (polarlightcenter)
Nov. 23, 2010

While making random photo's of the moon, we were pleasantly surprised by the early coming of the northern lights. This delivered some fancy pictures that show both the moon and the lights. The shots were taken at roughly 16:00 UTC.

Njaal Gulbrandsen,
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Nov. 10, 2010
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At the 10th November we had some bright aurora over Svalbard. I’m here on a course on auroral substorms at the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), and on the 10th we were at the EISCAT Svalbard Radar to do measurements of the northern lights, when I caught these pictures. It was a cold and clear evening and northern lights where spectacular. At 18:45 UT the aurora was at its brightest, and it was then straight overhead. We got some great measurements both from the radar and from cameras at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory nearby. We are now using this data to analyze the northern lights of that day. In the pictures you can see both the 32m and the 42m antenna at EISCAT Svalbard Radar. EISCAT Svalbard Radar is located just outside Longyearbyen, Svalbard at 78 degrees north.

Photo details: Canon 40D with Tokina 11-16mm lens, f/3.5 8-30 sek exposure and ISO 800.

more images: from Ian Robins of Bø Vesterålen, Norway