February 2006
Aurora Gallery
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Summary: A solar wind gust hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 19th sparking high-latitude auroras. The gust was part of a solar wind stream flowing from a small coronal hole. [aurora mega-gallery]

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Andre Clay,
Harding Lake, Alaska
Feb. 20
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Certainly a nice surprise on Presidant's Day! Shot just past midnight locally at my rural cabin. Canon 20D, 15mm Sigma Fisheye, 400ASA, 10S exposure.

Mark Conner,
Alaska, USA
Feb. 21

This Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite image captured the aurora visible over Alaska on the evening of Feb 20/21. Surface lights from the Barrow and Fairbanks area are also visible in this image. Image credit: Meteorological Satellite Applications Branch, Air Force Weather Agency

Mark Casadei,
North Pole, Alaska, USA
Feb. 19
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Looking at the NOAA Satellite data on the web and saw that it was really active. So I grabbed my camera and watched the best light show I have seen to date. Mine were taken with a Cannon Power Shot A60, ISO 200, Shutter 13 Sec, F-2.3.

Jeff Pederson,
Fairbanks, Alaska
Feb. 20

Aurora substorm, during a midnight cross-country ski through the taiga. Looking southeast, with the low clouds illuminated by the street lights of Fairbanks, Alaska. ASA 800, f4.8, 8 sec. exposure.

Gordon Luck,
Staying at the Northern Light Inn near Grindavik, Iceland, on holiday from the UK.
Feb. 27
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Taken on Pentax istDS 1600 iso exposures 6sec F4.5 18mm lens. Light show lasted over 3 hours in total, but was not particularly bright.


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