Northern Lights Photo Gallery
October 2009
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Summary: The coming of northern autumn marks the beginning of aurora season. Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle should be alert for Northern Lights in Sept. and Oct. See also Sept. 2009.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Fredrik Broms,
Kvaløya, Norway
Oct. 23, 2009
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Tonight the geomagnetic storm turned the entire sky green for much of the night - an amazing sight!

Photo details: Nikon D3, Nikkor 20mm 1:2,8, 400 ISO

Thomas Hagen,
Tromsø, Norway
Oct. 23, 2009
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Stunning! Very active Northern Lights tonight!

Bjorn Jorgensen,
Tromso, North Norway
Oct. 22, 2009
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A sudden and powerful outburst of auroras at last!

Photo details: Nikon D3, Zeiss 21mm/2,8

Steve Milner,
Ft. St. John, BC, Canada
Oct. 22, 2009
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Photo details: Nikon D200, 18mmfocal length, 800ISO, 40 second exposure....

John Gray,
Eoropie, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
Oct. 22, 2009

Looking North over to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, a gap in the cloud gave a very nice green arch, it has been there for over an hour now, but the cloud has not cleared any more. Nice to see even such a small Northern Lights activityr. A few radio ham beacons were also noticed to be Auroral on the 50Mhz band. GM7PBB.

Whitham D. Reeve,
Anchorage, Alaska USA, latitude 61N
Oct. 22, 2009
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Attached is a magnetogram from my observatory in Anchorage Alaska USA that recorded the geomagnetic storm (K-index = 5) at 1057 Oct 22 UTC. Note: The magnetogram is not calibrated so only registers K-index = 4 but the Space Weather Prediction Center showed this event as K-index = 5.

more images:
from Therese van Nieuwenhoven of Laukvik, Lofoten, Norway; from Geir Øye of Ørsta, Norway; from Eva Neumann of Norway