September 2008
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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Sept. 3rd sparking a storm of magnitude 6 on the 0 to 9 Kp scale of geomagnetic activity. See also August 2008.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Claus Vogel,
Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada
Sep. 8, 2008
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Last night the dance of the lights returned to our northern skies. A friend called late last night to let me know that a sudden burst of lights appeared over our northern hamlet. I grabbed my new Nikon D700 and decided to test it. This image was taken at 3200ISO with a NIKKOR 24-55mm lens at f/2.8. I enjoyed seeing the lights again.

Lance Parrish,
Skiland Alaska, 20 miles NE of Fairbanks
Sep. 6, 2008
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Extended quiet displays from horizon to horizon for an hour or so, with a very active full sky display with strong lights directly overhead around 3:45 local time. Nikon D3 14-24mm f2.8. ISO 3200 2-4 Secs.

Jari Ylioja,
Vatjusjärvi, Haapavesi, Finland
Sep. 5, 2008
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Photo details: Canon 1D Mark 2, tamron 17-35 F2.8, asa 1250,15 second.

Patrick Boomer,
Southwest of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Sep. 4, 2008
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A clear sky at sunset revealed a light green blanket to the north until the early hours of Sept.4 when a few storms lit up over the course of about an hour, producing some unexpectedly bright Northern Lights. Canon XTi, 15,20s, f4

Yuichi Takasaka,
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Sep. 4, 2008
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The lights started early last night before 10pm MST. It was so bright that was visible even from the city, some local people even came to observe.

Remi Boucher,
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Sep. 3, 2008
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Since a couple of weeks, I've been able to see the northern lights a few time here in the Yukon, but last night display was by far the most incredible one I've seen so far (I'm from Southern Quebec). It was amazingly bright and moved very quickly. According to my camera settings, it was more than 20 times brighter than the "not so bad" display I saw the night before.

more images: from Florence of Wabush, Labrador, Canada