October 2006
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  Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Oct. 28th sparking no geomagnetic storm but auroras anyway over northern Europe, Greenland, Canada and Alaska.
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Rune Christiansen,
Nuuk, Greenland
Oct. 29
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A big one tonight! Even the sea got some color. It started out by shifting colors. But by the time I got up the hill, the color-shifting was over and stayed green.

Photo details: Canon 5D, mostly at 1600 iso+ one at 3200 iso. Lens 24 mm f2.8 and 100 mm f2.

Gilles Boutin,
Salluit Nunavik Quebec Canada
Oct. 28
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La chasse au aurores boreales a ete tres bonne, le Nunavik montre les authentique aurores du nord. Photo du 28 oct 2006 le soleil se couche a peine que de violentes aurores arrivent au dessus du village Inuit de Salluit. www.banditdenuit.com pentax numerique

Lars Helge Stolen,
Halten i Froan, Norway
Oct. 28
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The lighthouse at Halten got some serious competition from the auroras last night.

Photo details: Canon EOS 20D, 800ISO, 10-15mm.

Patricia Cowern,
Porjus, Sweden
Oct. 28
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Another great night for auroras in Lapland, Sweden! These 2 pictures show the contrast between a calm night, and a night like tonight the 29th of October. Auroras light up the whole village and surroundings. Another great night in Porjus, Sweden!

John Nordlie,
Fargo, North Dakota
Oct. 29
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Taken 12 miles north of Fargo with a Canon 300D and 10-22mm for the wide angles, 50mm 1.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8L for the close ups. The aurora kept going from a green glowing blob to a crown with spikes over Canada.

Juha Kinnunen,
Muonio, Lapland, Finland
Oct. 28
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This very pretty and active 'coronal hole' aurora display lasted all night, and included a couple of impressive substorms. A truly enjoyable show! The sky was perfectly clear, temp around -10 C. The cabin shown in the picture belongs to the reindeer herders in Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park.

Photo details: Canon Powershot G6 @100ASA, f2.0, 15 sec's.

Jim Henderson,
Crooktree, Kincardine O'Neil, Scotland
Oct. 28

This faint display--the first one I have seen in 2006--lasted 30 mins.

Photo details: Fuji S3, ISO 1600 for 25 secs with Sigma 15mm f2.8.

Geir Oye,
Orsta, Norway
Oct. 29
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Auroral activity was visible in two waves on the night of October 28/29. The first wave was active at 22 pm (CET). But, the activity around midnight was most intense. These photos were taken at am 00.06 - 00.27 CET on October 29, 2006.

Photo details: Canon Digital Rebel XT, 18 - 55 mm lens, RC-5, tripod. ISO:800. Exp 25 - 30 seconds.

Petter Hamnes,
Mo i Rana, Norway
Oct. 29
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We had some great displays last night. The aurora peaked around midnight and was really bright for about 45 minutes.

Photo details: Nikon D50, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC, 8-35 seconds exposure, f/2.8 at 17.0mm.