October 2007
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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Oct. 18th. The impact caused a geomagnetic storm ranking 5 on the 0-9 K-index scale of magnetic disturbances and auroras from Alaska to Scandinavia.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Rovaniemi, Finland
Oct. 18, 2007
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The photo was taken in Rovaniemi (Finland) just in front of my house. I was using Kodak DX7590 with 16 sec. exposure. It wasn't the first Aurora I have seen here, but I still get excited when it apears :)

David Malaka,
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Oct. 19, 2007
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I caught this aurora early Friday evening and was amazed by the almost cloud like texture I saw in the shimmering green aurora.

Photo details: Nikon D80 DSLR camera, ISO 1000, 20s exposure, f/5.

Mark Platts,
Karlstad, SWEDEN
Oct. 18, 2007
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It was wonderful to see the northern lights this far south again. The aurora was at its brightest between 10pm and 11.30pm, with streaks of light occasionally forming and disappearing over the main arc. Fantastic!

Photo details: Nikon D80, set at mainly ISO400, f2.8 and between 20-50sec exposures. Lens used: Sigma 18-50 EX DC.

Austin Taylor,
Girlsta, Shetland, UK
Oct. 18, 2007
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After I analysed my photos I saw that one of the images has 3 Orionids in it as well as the aurora and the Big Dipper. I planned the stars but out of over 90 images, this is the only one with meteors. They are faint but there - this is an absolute first for me! Fantastic! The aurora was a broad band bounded by an upper and lower arc running from the horizon up to about 10 degrees in the centre and back to horizon at the other end. Band about 100 degrees total width centred on North. Camera Nikon D200 18-70mm lens, mostly ISO400 f3.5 20-30 seconds

Rowland Dawson,
Shetland, UK
Oct. 18, 2007

These green auroras were moving slowly. I also caught a meteor in the picture. I got one the previous night too!

Photo details: Nikon D40, 18-55mm NikonDX lens, ISO 1600, F8, 30 seconds.