March 2011
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  Summary: A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field on March 10th, sparking G1-class geomagnetic storms. See also February 2011.  
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Fredrik Broms,
Kvaløya outside Tromsø, Norway
Mar. 10, 2011
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After weeks of dull grey weather around the town of Tromsø, the skies cleared up tonight and revealed a colourful show above. A very distinct and stationary band could be seen in the far south and curtains in purple, red and green dominated the northern view, stretching from west to east. Spaceweather at it`s best and a very direct feeling of the connection between the Sun and the Earth. Nikon D3, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2,8, various settings

LeRoy Zimmerman,
Ester, Alaska
Mar. 9, 2011
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Was quite a surprise to have this sudden burst of activity just before 11:00pm local time. There was so much going on it was hard to choose where to point the camera. And it was all happening so fast. No time to waste between shots at all. About time this kind of show starts happening again. It has been way too long. Canon 5D Mark II. ISO 6400, f2.8m 2 second exposures.

Bjørn Jørgensen,
Kvaløya, close to Tromsø, North Norway
Mar. 10, 2011

It was partly cloudy tonight, but the powerful auroras performed a spectacular show.

Jesper Grønne,
Silkeborg Denmark
Mar. 11, 2011
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Very windy but clearings in the clouds now and then. Great aurora show in Denmark, southern Scandinavia (56 degree) At 00:43 3-11 2011

Zoltan Kenwell,
Just west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mar. 10, 2011
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CME impact... I'll say! WOW! The show started slowly, very high in the sky. Then it just erupted into a beautiful intense display. It lasted about an hour. At one point the auroras went directly overhead and touched both western and eastern horizons! Images taken with a Canon 5D mark2, ISO 800-1250, 1 to 15 seconds exposures.

Cory Newberry,
Coldfoot, Alaska, USA
Mar. 8, 2011
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Whole sky was lit up in spectacular color and lines! The sky was filled enough to color the snow! Nikon D90

Thomas Achermann,
Enontekiö, Lapland, Finland
Mar. 10, 2011
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and once again the information on proved to be correct! This was one of the most intense aurora displays I've seen this winter - absolutely stunning! Canon 7D, 15mm Fisheye Lens, ISO 1250, f/2.8, 10-13 sec exposures

more images: from Dave Noble of Valdez, Alaska USA
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