October 2008
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Summary: A solar wind stream hit Earth on Oct. 1st sparking mild geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. See also September 2008.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Jack Carlson,
Fort Greely, Alaska
Oct. 1, 2008
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While the Northern Lights were not that great the crisp Alaskan night offered a wonderful opprotunity to capture star trails again right outside the house.

Photo details: Canon 30D, 15mm lens, f5.6, 1244 seconds

Rune Christiansen,
Nuuk, Greenland
Sep. 30, 2008

Testing a new lens and did not feel the need to go outside town, since there is so little light pollution around here. Shoot from my Balcony.

Photo details: Canon Eos 5D, 24mm, F2.0, ISO 400, 20s.

Tromsø, Norway
Oct. 1, 2008
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Stunning! Took my breath away.

Aleksander Chernucho,
Mt. Khibiny, Kolyskia peninsula, Russia
Oct. 3, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D200, sigma 20 f1/8

Claus Vogel,
Pangnirtung, Nunavut (Baffin Island) Canada
Oct. 1, 2008
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Last night the dance of the northern lights graced our arctic skies on Baffin Island. A photography friend of mine and I decided to climb a nearby hill to photograph the anticipated lights that were predicted for our area. An hour of waiting in the chilly night was worth our efforts - the lights did not disappoint.

Photo details: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, 3-6 sec's at 3200 ASA.

more images: from Thomas Hagen of Tromsø, Norway; from Fredrik Broms of Tromsø, Norway; from Graham Stark of Fairbanks, Alaska; from Norman Linton on an island in Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife, Canada;