July 2006
Aurora Gallery

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Summary: A solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole hit Earth on July 27th, sparking a mild geomagnetic storm and auroras over Canada and several northern US states.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Tony Wilder,
Chippewa Falls, WI
Jul. 28
#1, #2, #3

I used my Canon EOS Rebel XT at ISO 200 f1.8 for 30 seconds with a 50mm lens. A fellow Spaceweather viewer and friend of mine (Justin Glasner) was getting all the fun facts on our cell phone conversation before he could leave work to go photograph the show himself. A Real treat. 3 months since the last Aurora Storm, over West Central Wisconsin. A drought indeed. Not only of rain but Northern Lights as well.

Wade B Clark Jr,
Baker Lake in Northwest Washington State, USA
Jul. 27
#1, #2, #3, more

I observed the aurora from Baker Lake in NW Washington State this evening, between 11pm-12:30am, July 27-28, 2006. Mostly just a diffuse glow on the northern horizon, but a couple of times rays were seen reaching about 15 degrees above the horizon. The entire display was colorless to the eye, but the camera picked up some nice colors. It was good to see the northern lights again! Canon 30D digital SLR was used with an 18-55mm lens, ISO setting of 1600, and exposures of about 30 seconds long. Wade B Clark Jr

Chris Gray,
Just outside of Winnipeg, MB Canada
Jul. 28

All the resources were indicating we would have 'lights' BUT... the cloud cover was saying different. Just after midnight the cloud parted and we got about a 10 min. show. It was our first one since May. So it was great.

Laurence Harry,
Nanaimo BC Canada
Jul. 28

I just happened to be out my back yard when I noticed the Northern Lights just beginning to show, it lasted aprox 20 minutes. Canon EOS 20D, 39 to 49 second exposures, ISO 1600, f/5.4, 28mm lens


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