August 2007
Page 1 | This is Page 2

Summary: Solar wind streams buffeted Earth off-and-on throughout August sparking auroras over Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska. The highlight of the month was a display of Northern Lights during the August 28th total lunar eclipse.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Robert Schwarz,
Amundsen Scott-South Pole Station
Aug. 28, 2007
#1, more

Where on Earth does the sky turn green, the Moon turn red, and the cheeks turn blue--all at the same time? Hint: The ground is white.

"It's the geographic South Pole," answers Robert Schwarz who sends these pictures of the Aug. 28th lunar eclipse from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. "The 6-month night is coming to an end and it's getting quite bright here," he says. "The Moon was about 10o above the horizon during the eclipse, and some green auroras showed up as well."

"The temperature outside was about -63oC (-90oF), so for some of the pictures we set up the camera inside a heated observation room. The long exposure pictures are a bit blurry due to warm air rushing outside!"

Photo details: Canon Digital Rebel XT, 1600 ASA, f8, exposure times varied.

Patrick Cobb,
Fairbanks, AK
Aug. 28, 2007

Auroras and a lunar eclipse! The moon is a little too overexposed to see detail, but the top left corner was already going into darkness by the time I took this shot.

Calvin Hall,
Near Palmer Alaska.
Aug. 28, 2007
#1, #2, #3, more

About 1:30 AM I got out of my truck to start photographing the Lunar Eclipse, and saw the aurora starting to the North. I grabbed a few aurora shots then concentrated on the eclipse. I was able to get a nice variety of shots as the moon turned a nice red, but then during the total eclipse some high clouds blocked the veiw. I headed back to Anchorage and took the one last shot about 4:15 as the eclipse ended.

Brian Whittaker,
Airborne at 33,000 feet over northern Quebec, Canada. N61, W070
Aug. 27, 2007
#1, more

A bright display of green Aurora lasting several hours, at times with red fringes dancing in the starlit sky. The planet Mars and the Pleiades star cluster (M45) are easily visible. The full moon illuminating the cloud below gave an eerie 3D like effect.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Aug. 22, 2007
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

Theses auroras were my first of the season 2007-2008.

Photo details: Canon 30D, 15-30s, 1600 ISO

Erik Bech,
Yellowknife, Canada
Aug. 24, 2007
#1, more

Temperature 10C (50F) and mainly clear. Auroras didn't disappoint as they appeared during this moderate display. I currently have relatives over from Denmark visiting and they were very happy to get a chance to see the northern lights.

Photo details: Canon EOS 5D, 25 sec., ISO 400, f/3.5, 28mm, manual focus.