January 2011
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  Summary: A series of high speed solar wind streams hit Earth in January 2011, sparking the first auroras of the New Year. See also December 2010.  
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Frank Olsen,
Outside Tromsø, Norway
Jan. 8, 2011
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The latest two days has been filled with lots of bright auroras. This images was taken last night at Kvaløya island, outside Tromsø, Norway. In the great conditions last night, there were lots of people out catching the magic light. Canon EOS 7D, Tokina 11-16, f/2.8, ISO 800-1250. Some of the pictures was with shutter speed as low as 1.6 seconds and AV f/3.2

Kjetil Skogli,
Grøtfjord, Tromsø
Jan. 6, 2011
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A classic start with a faint band in the north who ended in several spectacular waves with extreme high speed rays, sharp lines and band. Just amazing Canon EOS 5D mkII, EF24mm/f1.4 . ISO 800, f1.6, 0,8 - 5 sec

Fredrik Broms,
Kvaløya, Norway
Jan. 8, 2011
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For the third day in a row now, spaceweather`s aurora forecast has been correct and just looking out the window is a true pleasure! While hunting for auroras I also got a stray meteor up my sleeve for the first time - it always pays off to be outside in the dark (well.. green). Nikon D3, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8, various settings.

Ruslan Akhmetsafin,
Russia. Jakutia. Aykhal.
Jan. 8, 2011
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Nikon D3 digital camera. Lens Nikkor 16 mm. ISO 2000. 10s exposure.

Peter Rosén,
Abisko, Swedish Lapland
Jan. 7, 2011
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Thanks for your forecast for northern light! Thanks to that we went up to a scenic place next to Abisko and had some nice northern light almost the entire evening. During c. 2 minutes the entire sky opened up like a beautiful inferno. Red, blue and green like a dancing queen on the sky. Best wishes, Peter Rosén, Abisko, Swedish Lapland www.rosenmedia.se

Thorbjørn Riise Haagensen,
Kvaløya, Northern-Norway.
Jan. 7, 2011
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more images: from Gilles Boutin of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Canada; from Beate Kiil Karlsen of Ibestad in Troms, Norway
Aurora Hunters