February 2011
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  Summary: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on Feb. 18th, creating solar wind conditions favorable to polar auroras. The display continued off and on for more than 48 hours post-impact. See also January 2011.  
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Helge Mortensen,
Ersfjordbotn outside Tromsø, Norway
Feb. 21, 2011
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I thought it was just another boring night! But luckily I was wrong. So I had to grab my gear and run for the car. Drive out to Ersfjordbotn to shoot the aurora. This wasn't so fast moving but rather sluggish. Still great to watch. It was a bit windy so the lens was quickly covered with snow

Marketa Stanczykova,
Feb. 21, 2011
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It was such a great light show tonight!!!! I love it.. :-D Canon 5D 17-40mm 4f 20s 1600 ISO

Chad Blakley,
Aurora Sky Station, Abisko National Park, Sweden
Feb. 21, 2011
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Another great night in Abisko!! The only word I can use to describe what we saw tonight is incredible!! I consider myself a seasoned aurora watcher but tonight I was really something special!! The auroras started early and continued all throughout the night. Shot with a Nikon D7000, Tokina 11/16 2.8, 1600 ISO and varying exposure times.

Andy Keen,
Vasatokka Nature Resort and Holiday Youth Centre, Inari, Finland.
Feb. 21, 2011
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We were treated to a beautiful display of Northern Lights this evening - right over our base at the Vasatokka Nature Resort and Youth Hoilday Centre in Inari, Northern Lapland. The display lasted for a good hour and the movement in the Aurora was splendid - curtains, spirals, ribbons - the works. Camera equipment used - Canon EOS 5D MkII camera, Canon EF 24mm f / 1.4 lens. Settings: ISO 400-640, Shutter speed 2s - 15s at f/1.6

Geir Øye,
Ørsta, Norway
Feb. 21, 2011
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A nice, but brief display of the northern lights on the night of February 21, 2011. Here are a couple of images showing the display at about 10 PM local time. Photo details: Canon 500D, Sigma 15 mm fisheye-lens, RC-5, tripod

Beate Kiil Karlsen,
Ibestad in Troms, Norway
Feb. 21, 2011

Great aurora over Andørja tonight. Not so colorful, but very bright.

more images: from Frank Olsen just outside Tromsø, Norway; from Hanneke Luijting of Tromsø, Norway; from Geir Nøtnes of Lofoten island, Norway; from Marko Peltola of Levi, Lapland, Finland; from Tom Eklund of Valkeakoski, Finland
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