December 2006
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  Summary: A coronal mass ejection hit Earth on Dec. 14th, sparking a severe (Kp=8) geomagnetic storm and auroras seen as far south as Arizona. The source of the CME was an X3-class explosion from sunspot 930 on Dec. 13th.
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Albert Jakobsson,
Nesjavellir, outside Reykjavik, Iceland
Dec. 14, 2006

Clear sky and extremely bright auroras outside Reykjavik put on a show.

Photo details: Nikon D200,18 mm, f3,5, ISO 320, 30s exposure

Dick McGowan,
Olathe, Kansas
Dec. 14, 2006
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Absolutely amazing, my first auroras.

Photo details: 25 second exposure. 800 ISO, 5.6.

Bernd Kaifler,
Tromso, Norway
Dec. 14, 2006
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Photo details: Olympus C4040 Zoom

Gunnlaugur Juliusson,
Grafarvogur, a quarter of Reykjavik Iceland
Dec. 15, 2006
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The Aurora Borealis was very bright over Reykjavik this evening.

Steinthor G. Hafsteinsson,
One picture taken near Sandgerdi Iceland, the other 2 in Hafnir Iceland.
Dec. 15, 2006
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There was alot of auroral activity tonight although the cloudcover interferred with the most interesting peaks. Near Sandgerdi I took the picture with the house during a mediocre peak when I got some clear skies. The other two are taken a short distance away in Hafnir and in one of those I managed to capture a meteor and the aurora.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D and a sigma 10-20mm lens

Deborah Tracy-Kral,
Stanfordville, New York
Dec. 14, 2006
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Photo details: Canon 1D Mark II, 15 mm Fisheye lens, ISO 400, F2.8, 19s

Kary Walter, Max Layne Creative Services,
Ray, North Dakota
Dec. 14, 2006

The auroras were just amazing they were moving and changing so quickly.

Photo details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Tom Eklund,
Valkeakoski, Finland
Dec. 15, 2006
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It was really nice to see some decent auroras for a while. Please, I want this much much more!

Fredrik Holm,
Reykjavik, Iceland
Dec. 13, 2006
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At first the auroras were faint and I passed time trying to capture some Geminid meteors. The auroras then picked up and formed a nearly fixed but intense green arch, which after ca 30min started parting into several arches and a somewhat more intricate pattern. The auroras were slow moving, but on a few occasions grew more intense and started flickering. I noted approximately 40 Gemenids, one of which can be seen in the photos.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 10-22 F3.5-4.5, ISO 400, f.3.5, 30-50s exposures.

more images: from Bjorn Jorgensen of Tromso, Norway; from Morten Ross of Sandbukta - south of Oslo, Norway; from Paul L Meisel of Ward County, North Dakota; from Terry Zerger of Sheboygan, WI; from Walter Kohlenberger of Farmington, Maine; from Kary Walter of Ray, North Dakota; from J Geier of Rochester, NY; from Brian Noel of Grand Rapids, Michigan; from Jim Kurtz of Kalamazoo, Michigan; from Al Degutis of Woodstock, Illinois; from Steve Yezek near Albert Lee, Minnesota; from Troy Errthum of Des Moines, Iowa; from Rich Delboccio near Crystal Lake, Illinois; from Joshua Krause of Sedalia, Missouri; from Don Martel of Lake St. Clair. Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada; from Kenny Kieler of Darlington, Wisconsin;