April 22-23, 2001 Aurora Gallery
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Summary: On Sunday, April 22nd, the Interplanetary Magnetic Field near our planet turned south -- a condition that renders Earth's magnetosphere vulnerable to solar wind gusts. A G1-category geomagnetic storm persisted for much of the day on April 22nd and continued through the morning hours of the 23rd.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

John Russell, Nome Alaska #1, #2, #3, more J. Russell captured these faint auroras --possibly the last of the season-- against Alaska's growing summer twilight. Photo details: N90s, 35mm Nikkor @f2.0, 10-20 seconds, 2:30-3:00am April 23, 2001

Chris Grohusko, Cornudas Mtns, southern New Mexico #1, #2 C. Grohusko was outdoors Sunday morning to photograph Lyrid meteors when his cameras captured these green auroral glows over New Mexico. Photo details: 1 hr exposure, Fuji Superia 400 color print film, 28mm lens, Pentax K1000 camera, f/2.8. April 22, 2001

See also our aurora gallery covering the period April 17-18, 2001.

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