November 2006
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  Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Nov. 9th, producing a moderate (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm. Auroras were sighted in many US states including Montana, New York, Michigan and Illinois.
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Sauli Koski,
Kittila, Lapland, Finland
Nov. 10
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Quickly moving auroras and little misty. More than -20 degrees. Still quite good moonlight.

Photo details: Fuji S3 sigma 10-20 f 4 20 sec

Nicolas Zea,
Skelleftea, Vasterbotten, Sweden
Nov. 9
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Nicolas calls this shot the "Stairway to Heaven."

Photo details: Fujifilm S9500, ISO 400, 15-30 sec exposure

Horace Smith,
East of St. Johns, Michigan, USA
Nov. 09
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An auroral arc developed activity and rays around 9:50 pm EST before weakening again 20 minutes later.

Photo details: Canon Digital Rebel, 800 ASA, 15s exposure.

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite F16, Earth orbit
Nov. 10

from Mark Conner of the Meteorological Satellite Applications Branch, Air Force Weather Agency:

"This is a mosaic of DMSP F16 data for the evening of 9 November (10 Nov between 00 and 04 UTC) over North America, showing the auroral extent at that time. The light wispy bands and swirls are the aurorae. There is enough moonlight available to show some cloud details, and the city lights shine brightly in clear areas."

Image credit: Meteorological Satellite Applications Branch, Air Force Weather Agency

Dave Parkhurst,
Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska
Nov. 10
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Looking over the western Chugach Mountains.... At four degrees F below zero, the air was very clear and crisp.

Jerry Zhu,
Madison, WI, USA
Nov. 09

A diffuse green glow low in the north subsided after about an hour.

Photo details: Canon 300D, 15s.

Gilles Boutin,
Ste-Anne de la Perade Quebec Canada
Nov. 10
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Quebec was plunged under the clouds, but the Northern Lights managed to beam though anyway.

Photo details: Pentax ist DL, lens 18mm

more images: from Sylvain Serre of Salluit, Quebec, Canada; from Kim Randolph of McGregor, MN; from Rodrigo Roesch of Hebron, Illinois, USA; from Leon Choin of Hebron, Illinois; from Yuichi Takasaka near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada;