November 2003
Aurora Gallery
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Summary: The auroras on this page were triggered by gently-gusting solar wind streams flowing from coronal holes. See also the October 2003 aurora gallery.

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Unless otherwise stated, all images are copyrighted by the photographers.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Deborah Nash Simpson and Mark Simpson,
34,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, Finland and Baffin Island
Nov. 17
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M. Simpson: "These pictures were taken on a commercial flight at 34,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. By luck, our flight was delayed by 5 hours which turned a daytime flight into a nightime one. Also our pre-assigned aisle seat was changed into a window seat on the North side of the aeroplane. Some of photos show the aurora reflecting in the wing and the ocean. Sony F707 Digital Camera, 30 seconds, f2.0. No tripod, just my wife."

Calvin Hall,
Talkeetna, Alaska, USA
Nov. 13

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These aurora photos were taken about 100 miles north of Anchorage on Nov. 13th. I drove to this area trying to find a hole in the clouds. As the clouds cleared out, I had several nice displays to enjoy and to photograph.

Ulrike Haug,
Alaska, USA
Nov. 15

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Philippe Moussette,
Mont Cosmos Observatory, St-Elzear, Québec, Canada
Nov. 16
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Photo details:Nikon Coolpix 4500, 15 second exposure, 400 ASA

Andre Clay,
Alaska, USA
Nov. 16
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Photo details: Canon 10D, Sigma 15mm Lens, 8 second exposures, f2.8, ISO 400

Jairus Justice,
along Edwards Creek, about one mile south of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
Nov. 15
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The display began on or about 3:15 UTC. It lasted for about 30 minutes. Here its been cold enough to freeze the water in the creek but as of yet there has been no snow accumulation. So the creek was frozen but bare providing a nice mirror like reflection of the aurora. Photo info: 35mm SLR, 50mm 1.8 lens, film: Fuji superia 800,

Dave Hughes,
Parkland County Alberta, Canada
Nov. 13-15
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Photo details: Nikon CP5700, ISO 100, 22 to 29 seconds exposure

Brian Whittaker, 36,000 feet above Iceland
Nov. 12
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"Here are some photos that I took outside the window of a jet at 36,000 feet over Iceland at 1855 GMT on 12 Nov 2003. Although there were plenty of bright green auroras, for about 15 minutes we witnessed the best display of RED auroras that I've ever seen! Bright red curtains danced and shimmered quickly all around us. It was a truly remarkable sight."

John Russell, Nome, Alaska, USA
Nov. 11
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"After 2 full weeks of solid RDF (Rain, Drizzle, Fog) the weather finally cooled off and cleared, and I watched some of the best coronal hole-fired displays yet." Photo details: Nikkor 28mm/f1.4, and Fuji ZPZ-800, 1 to 3 seconds.

Steven DeFreitas, Keflavik, Iceland
Nov. 10 - 12
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Photo details: Canon Power Shot G5 digital camera with a 15 second exposure.

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