September 2007
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Summary: All of the auroras seen this month were sparked by solar wind streams striking Earth. The three most intense impacts occurred on Sep. 1st, 6th, 21st and 29th.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Patrick Cobb,
Fairbanks, AK
Sep. 1, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4

As promised, the Aurigid meteors arrived last night after a stellar display of northern lights. I saw about 40 or 50 meteors over the span of an hour but could only photograph a handful.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 15mm, 400, f/8, 30 seconds

Tero Raita,
Sodankylä, Lapland, Finland
Sep. 2, 2007
#1, #2, #3, more

I observed first auroras of the season on Friday evening. Just some diffuse arcs with some short activity. But last night show (these photos) was really nice start for the coming winter... Last year first auroras were visible already in 19 Aug but this year the weather has not been suitable for the auroras before this weekend.

Photo details: Nikon D70, ISO400, f3.5, 10s exposure.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Sep. 1, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

Beautiful auroras tonight with a perfect sky.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 15 sec, 4.0 exp., ISO 1600

Bjorn Jorgensen,
Tromso, North Norway
Sep. 2, 2007
#1, #2, #3, more

My first auroras this season! September 2nd is quite early to see the auroras here in the northern parts of Norway.

Phillip Chee,
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Sep. 1, 2007
#1, more

It only looks like a meteor: The bright streak is actually a flare from satellite Iridium 68.

Photo details: Nikon D200, ISO 400, 30s exposure.

Naoki Kukuu,
12 Mile Summit 90 Road Miles NorthEast of Fairbanks, AK USA
Sep. 1, 2007
#1, #2, #3

I photographed these nice auroras while waiting to see the Aurigid meteor shower.

Photo details: Nikon D70 w/ Nikon 17-35mm lens 30sec exposure at F2.8 ISO 200

Stephane Levesque,
Ste Luce, Quebec, Canada
Sep. 1, 2007

The moon is verry bright but not enought to this little aurora.

Photo details: Pentax Istdl2, 20s, 800 asa.

William McMullen,
Near Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Sep. 1, 2007

I was originally photographing reflections on the lake as the moon was creating some interesting effects. Suddenly a brief and fairly dim aurora erupted over the northern horizon. They were faint to the unaided eye but showed up well with a long exposure.

Photo details: Canon Rebel XT with Sigma 17-70 @ 17mm, f4, ISO 800 for 30 seconds.

Remi Nyheim,
Vesterålen, Norway
Sep. 1, 2007

Photo details: Canon 350D, Sigma 10-20mm lens.

Erkki Rauhala,
Uurainen, Finland
Sep. 2, 2007
#1, #2, #3

These auroras were not very bright.

Photo details: Canon 5D, 17-35 mm/2,8 ASA 800, 10-20s exposure.

more images (Sept. 2): from Fredrik Broms of Tromsø, Northern Norway; from Gilles Boutin of Quebec, Canada;