Northern Lights Photo Gallery
March 2009
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Summary: For reasons researchers do not fully understand, auroras love equinoxes. Here's the proof. Right on cue, the vernal equinox of 2009 kicked off a pretty 5-night display of photographic Northern Lights around the Arctic Circle. See also February 2009.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Daryl Pederson,
Nome, Alaska
Mar. 21, 2009

I went to Nome to shoot the finish of the Iditarod and this time of year you can almost bank on some Northern Lights viewing, even during solar minimum. The foreground is an old gold dredge, one of many that dot the landscape in the area.

Sylvain Serre,
Salluit, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Mar. 20, 2009
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With my friend Gilles Boutin, from Levis (Quebec), I went to the Northern Lights to take a few pictures. It was very quiet, but we had a chance to make some exercice.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 10mm, 800 ISO, f 3.5, 25-30 sec.

Gilles Boutin,
Salluit Nunavik Canada
Mar. 21, 2009
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Le chasseur Gilles Boutin revient pour un 5 ième voyage dans le grand nord, un retour à Salluit chez son ami Sylvain Serré. Les aurores se sont faites discrète et bien gêné, les Inukshuit montent la garde et les petits Inuit nous disent d`attendre a demain soir...

J G Russell,
Chena Hot Springs, near Fairbanks AK
Mar. 20, 2009
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Fabulous fast-moving Northern Lights, mostly green with some tinges of red -- and got to watch the last UAF rocket of the season too!

Ivar Marthinusen,
Harstad, Norway
Mar. 21, 2009

Great saturday night aurora borealis.

more images:
from Peter Butler of Saariselka, Finnish Lapland; from Therese van Nieuwenhoven of Laukvik, Lofoten islands, Norway