September 2007
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | This is Page 4

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

Thomas Bojer Eltorp,
Nuuk, Greenland
Sep. 29, 2007
#1, #2, #3, more

The aurora were extraordinarily powerful this night. Captured with a Pentax K10D and Pentax DA14mm prime

Grant Privett,
Steness neolithic stone ring - Orkney, Scotland, UK.
Sep. 28, 2007

A gentle dim green glow on the northern horizon that developed into an arc that slowly hardened before become bright in parts and flicking jets upward to the zenith before fading - and repeating for an hour or so...

Alexander Chernucho,
Russia, Kolskiy peninsula, city Kirovsk
Sep. 29, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4

Photo details: Nikon D200, ISO 800, 30s, f3/5-4/5, 18mm


Jeff Hapeman,
flying 35,000 feet over western Ontario and the James Bay
Sep. 28, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

I kept my eye on solar activity, knowing that I might have a good chance of seeing aurora when I fly to London. The flight path took me over western Ontario, the Hudson and James Bays, across southern Greenland. If the conditions are right, this is ideal aurora territory. Well, this week I saw that conditions were right, so I packed my 24mm f/1.4L and 40D for the flight. Just as we crossed from northern Minnesota into Ontario, I was able to see some dim aurora. The show really picked up over Ontario, peaking over James Bay. I took about 200 shots, all handheld. To minimize shake, I shot wide open at ISO 3200. The images were quite nice, a lot less chroma noise than the 20D. Still noisy at 3200, but perfectly good and easy to clean up with Noise Ninja. Exposure times ranged from about 1/4s to 2s, all wide open at f/1.4.

Petter Hamnes,
Mo i Rana, Norway
Sep. 28, 2007
#1, #2, more

My first auroras of the season and nice and bright ones too. Best show was at 23:00.

Photo details: Nikon D80, Sigma 20mm lens, 10s, f/2.2, ISO 400

Sauli Koski,
Muonio Finland
Sep. 29, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

Quite nice and quickly moving auroras.

Photo details: Finepix S5, Sigma 24-70mm lens, f/2.8, 13 sec

Nicolas Zea P.,
Holmsund (Umea), Vasterbotten, Sweden.
Sep. 28, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

It was not an easy night. An atmosphere a little dense and a very dominant full moon. The Auroras were almost the whole time in the distant horizon, very shy for the near encounters. But good, something was made.

Photo details: Fujifilm FinePix S9500, ISO 400, F/2.8, L 6.2mm, Speed Bt. 10-30 sec. Tripod Velbon Sherpa 600R.

Anders Stølen,
Vinjeøra, Sør Trøndelag, Norway
Sep. 29, 2007
#1, #2, #3

Finally, after a month or so with rain and a cloudy sky we got an at least almost clear sky and some 'light' auroras playing on the sky! Somewhat special since the moon was up too, some light clouds filtered the moon a little. Photo #3 is with the moon and some light auroras !!

Photo details: Canon EOS 5D, 15 mm fisheye lens at 200-400 iso, 15s

Lance Parrish,
Skiland, Alaska
Sep. 29, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4

Quiet display under an almost full moon.

Photo details: Nikon D2H, 12-24mm lens, ISO 400, f4.0, 20 secs.

Bill Doms,
Orrock, MN USA
Sep. 28, 2007
#1, more

Not too bad of a night considering the bright moonlight!

more images (Sept. 29): from Fred Martin Kaaby of Bergen, Hordaland, Norway; from Vesa Särkelä of Kemijärvi, Finland; from Kenny Åström of Mora, Sweden;