Northern Lights Photo Gallery
April 2009
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Summary: April opened with no strong geomagnetic storms, but a persistent "shimmer" of photogenic Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. Springtime favors auroras, and this is part of that year-in-year-out seasonal display. See also March 2009.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Agust Gudmundsson,
southern Iceland, close to Hekla the volcano.
Apr. 11, 2009
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I was waiting for the moon to come up, hoping for a good photographic scene as I had last Easter (Space weather Moon halo 27.04.2008). But clouds were blocking the moon, so I tried to photograph the earth rotation. I used a small tripod, put it up behind treeline because of strong northerly wind. Two of the photographs were ok and I submit them here. I positioned the camera so a flagpole pointed at the Polaris. The photographs were colored in green and purple by auroras. In photo 1 a line on the left side of the photo shows a satellite or some object flairing not in line with the rotation.

Photo details: Canon 30D using 10-22 lens on small shaky tripod in strong wind. 400ASA with 24minutes and 52 minutes exposure.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Canada
Apr. 6, 2009
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

After climbing a mountain to be in the dark (without light pollution), we went yesterday in another place with some friends. It was a clear sky with a beautiful moon. Gilles Boutin and I had the chance to take more pictures of the northern lights of Salluit.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, f3.5, 800 ISO, 10 sec.

Gilles Boutin,
Salluit, Nunavik, Canada
Apr. 7, 2009
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

Une autre belle soirée au Nunavik,une expédition de 5 personnes avec 3 motoneiges car nous partons a la brunante vers l`ouest du fjord de Salluit a l`embouchure d`une rivière toute gelé. la lune est presque totale, dérangeante mais qui a rendu un paysage tout nordique très séduisant. Les Aurores boréales sont sortie toutes la fin de soirée pour nous offrir un grand spectacle. Le site de spaceweather parlait de 10% de probalitité mais Salluit.. c`est un endroit boréale et polaire. Voici Salluit le 6 au 7 avril 2009.

more images:
from Gilles Boutin of Salluit, Nunavik; from Sylvain Serre of Salluit, Nunavik;