June 2011

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  Summary: A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field around 2030 UT on June 4th, sparking a G2-class geomagnetic storm and Northern Lights as far south as Wisconsin, Maine, and Minnesota in the United States. See also April 2011.  
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Brian Larmay,
Pembine, Wisconsin
Jun. 4, 2011
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A nice brief substorm on a weekend again. It was a perfect night under the stars in the northwoods of Pembine Wisconsin as the northern lights danced above the pines. Camera: Canon 40D modified Lens: Zenitar 16mm ISO: 1600 Exposure: 1min

Steve McDonough,
Athelstane, Wisconsin
Jun. 5, 2011
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Waited for it to get dark and snapped a few shots on the road my cabin is on and found the northern lights shining. Decided to go to one of the close by lakes and got the rest of the shots. By the time I got to the lake it had diminished in intensity but still was a good show. It was a nice clear and warm night in the north woods and while there I was serenaded by the loons, an owl and the frogs. Perfect way to spend a weekend evening!

Boutin Gilles,
St-Michel de Bellechasse Québec Canada
Jun. 4, 2011
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Les aurores boréales reviennent a la maison, belle soirée à St-Michel de Bellechasse,ce 4 juin 2011. Gilles Boutin également www.missionnunavik.com

Sallie Carlson,
Lutsen, Minnesota, USA
Jun. 4, 2011
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As we drove to our dark sky point just after dusk it appeared that there were clouds to the northwest. As we got into a clear area we realized the clouds were actually Noctilucent clouds. What a wonderful way to start a night of Aurora shooting. As the sky got darker the Aurora began to pop out. About local midnight the activity quieted down.

Noah Weston,
Madison, Maine, USA
Jun. 5, 2011
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June 4th, 11:15PM - June 5th 12:30AM These photos were taken from our families Homestead in Madison Maine. Madison is not too far from 45*N Latitude. I have been waiting and watching since October to catch a glimpse of these wonderful events. Finally, with fair weather and fair timing, I have been given the pleasure! The photos are not the best quality. They were taken by my brother, Josh Weston, with a borrowed Nikon D-30. The Nikon D-80, he is familiar with, was in desperate need for a cleaning after photographing a series of images (200+) of a tornado that touched down here in Maine. Poor quality aside, at least these photos document that this particular Geomagnetic storm could be seen where we live in Maine.

Rodrigo Roesch,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Jun. 5, 2011
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Columns of light started appearing after midnight and slowly changed colors from green to red. The display lasted for about an hour. Canon 5D, 15-30s exposure, ASA 1600.

more images: from Dirk Miller of Rice Lake,Wisconsin; from Dominic Cantin of Québec city, Québec, Canada