Northern Lights Photo Gallery
October 2010
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Summary: Solar activity continues to increase after a two-year solar minimum that ranks among the century's deepest. The return of sunspots and a resurgent solar wind is good news for aurora watchers, who are seeing some of the best displays since ~2006. See also August 2010.

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Helge Mortensen,
Kattfjordvannet, Troms, Norway
Oct. 29, 2010
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The activity was very slow tonight. So the forecast was quite accurate. This is taken at Kvaløya outside Tromsø. Used the Canon EOS 5D mkII and the EF 16-35mm@16mm, ISO 3200, f/2.8 and 15s

Andy Keen,
Inari, Finland
Oct. 26, 2010
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We had a wonderful Northern Lights show here in Northern Lapland this evening. This shot was taken approximately 8 km's West of Inari at around 10.30 pm. It lasted for well over an hour and, needless to say, we were left speechless as always. It truly is an awe-inspiring spectacle. I used a Canon 5D Mk II camera, a Canon EF 24 mm f/1.4 lens and a Gitzo tripod. My settings were ISO 640, f/ 1.6 appeture, duration 8 seconds.

near Tromso, Northern Norway
Oct. 27, 2010
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Travelled to Tromso to photograph timelapse Aurora using all sky camera. Can 5D MKII ISO 1250 3.6 seconds F 3.5,8mm fisheye. Brilliaqnt Auroral display despite bright moonlight. Photo Credit Terence Murtagh & Nicholas Holdsworth

Frank Olsen,
Outside Tromsø in the north of Norway
Oct. 27, 2010
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Last night didn't seem to display any Aurora. Spaceweathers forecast didn't either predict any Aurora. But it was a beatiful night, with few clouds. And suddenly there was a great display! These pictures were taken at Håkøya island outside Tromsø, north of Norway. Canon EOS 7D, Tokina 11-16 f/2,8. 400 ISO, 4-6 secs exposure

Rob Stammes,
Polarlightcenter Laukvik Norway.
Oct. 25, 2010
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More northernlight is coming. A solarwind stream hit Earth's magnetic field around 19.33 UTC, with an effect in my ground current instrument.A period with strong current variations like this,is normally a sign for more auroras this night.

more images: from Helge Mortensen of Håkøya outside the city of Tromsø, Norway; from Robert Trollebø of Hammerfest, Norway; from Andy Keen of Inari, Finland