Northern Lights Photo Gallery
July 2010
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Summary: Solar activity continues to increase after a two-year solar minimum that ranks among the century's deepest. The return of sunspots and a resurgent solar wind is good news for aurora watchers, who are seeing some of the best displays since ~2006. See also June 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Zoltan Kenwell,
Near Alberta Beach, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jul. 27, 2010
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It was a beautiful night on the Alberta prairies. Aurora activity was low but present. The Thunder Moon was lighting up the canola fields and the arrival of a few noctilucent clouds just put the icing on the cake! Just lovely! Imaged with a Canon 5D2 ISO 640-1600, EF15mm F2.8 and a EF24-70 f2.8, 2.5-10sec exposures.

Vincent Calkins,
RR 592 North of St. Albert, AB Canada
Jul. 27, 2010
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The auroras were very faint around midnight but the moon was so bright that I got a cool pic of me with the big dipper in the background. I waited longer and around 1:05- 1:25 the auroras came on fairly strong and gave me a wonderful show. I was off rural road 592 north of Edmonton.