Northern Lights Photo Gallery
January 2009
 Go to Page 1 | You are viewing Page 2 | Go to Page 3

Summary: Minor solar wind streams hit Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 9th and 15th, sparking Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. See also December 2008.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Aleksander Chernucho,
Mt. Khibiny, Kolyskia peninsula, Russia
Jan. 16, 2009
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

Photo details: Nikon D700, 24mm-30mm, ISO 1600-2500

Pete Lawrence & Dr Chris Lintott,
Eiscat, Tromso, Norway
Jan. 15, 2009
#1, #2, #3

Snow storms and cloud gave way this evening to clear skies. A quick, high sensitivity exposure to the north revealed the characteristic green glow of Northern Lights just above the horizon. However this was but a prelude to the fantastic show we got this evening. A fantastic and awe inspiring display with lots of variety and incredible diversity of structure, all the more appreciated bearing in mind that this was supposed to be a quiet day for the aurora borealis!

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Canada
Jan. 9, 2009
#1, #2, #3, #4, more

With the BIGGEST FULL MOON OF THE YEAR, I went outside with 24 other persons. We wanted to watch the Northern Lights. Because of the full moon, it was very difficult but we enjoy, anyway... the weather was -22 C, no wind and an almost clear sky.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, f3.5, ISO 400-800, 8-10 sec. exp.

Claus Vogel,
Pangnirtung, Nunavut (Baffin Island, Canada)
Jan. 9, 2009
#1, #2, #3, more

Last nights full moon (well almost full) provided the ideal conditions for Northern Lights photography here in Canada's Arctic. I waited patiently for a half an hour before the celestial show began. What a show! Twenty minutes into the show I walked out onto the ice on our fjord to capture some of the lights dancing over the mountain tops. Beautiful night for photography.

Photo details: Nikon D700, 800 ISO, f/4 6 seconds.

more images:
Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis