November 2008
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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Nov. 7th sparking mild but beautiful geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. See also October 2008.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Brian Whittaker,
Airborne at 35,000 feet on the Arctic Circle over Greenland (N66.5, W033)
Nov. 9, 2008
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For several hours I experienced a good display of dynamic green aurora, at times with fringes of red. However, the best view was when we neared the coast of Greenland. Its snow capped peaks and glaciers were easily visible in the bright moonlight while the Aurora danced overhead.

Lars Poort,
Nuuk, Greenland
Nov. 8, 2008
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The auroras were amazingly beautiful. After a long period of bad weather it cleared on the Saturday morning.

Photo details: Nikon D3, 14 mm, f/2.8, ISO 800, 15 second exposure

Rune Christiansen,
Nuuk, Greenland
Nov. 8, 2008
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Finally, some nice Auroras and clear skyes, in the last year, every time there was a aurora alert, we had bad weather, but not this time :-)

Photo details: Canon Eos 5D, ISO 1000, 20s. 24 mm, F2.8.

Aleksander Chernucho,
Mt. Khibiny, Kolyskia peninsula, Russia
Nov. 7, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D700 sigma 20mm f2/5-2/8 4s.

LeRoy Zimmerman,
Ester, Alaska
Nov. 6, 2008
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I started the evening watching the SALMON cam, and saw there was some red beginning to show in the north. It only took me 10 minutes to get to my shooting location, and the aurora seemed very faint. But by shooting at ISO 1000, 10-15 seconds, and f2.8, I could see the colors were really there. The aurora was slow and gentle, and was quite stable. Of course I was hoping for some meteors to stream in, but it was quite for them as well. These were taken in the two hours before local midnight.

more images:
from Graeme Whipps of Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire