Nov. 19-20, 2001 Aurora Gallery
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Summary: On Nov. 19th the interplanetary magnetic field near Earth titled south for eight hours, setting the stage for a weak display of Northern lights over Europe. Then a little-noticed coronal mass ejection swept past Earth on Nov. 20th. Although it did not trigger a strong geomagnetic storm, some sky watchers nevertheless spotted Northern Lights.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Chris VenHaus, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA 
Nov. 20
#1, more C. VenHaus: "I used Fuji Provia 400 film, a Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, and shot for about 20 seconds. The show lasted about an hour and then fizzled out."

Uwe Müller, Frankfurt Oder, Germany
Nov. 19
#1 Photo details: Olympus OM 1, 28mm/2.8 lens, 50s exposure, AGFA 400 slide film

Wolfgang Hamburg, Neu Augustengroden, Niedersachsen, Germany
Nov. 19
#1 W. Hamburg: "I took this picture of a very faint aurora at the coast of the North Sea between 20.15 and 20.45 UTC on the 19th of Nov. The aurora was only briefly visible."

See also our Nov. 5th and 6th, 2001, aurora gallery!

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