Jan. 10-11, 2002 Aurora Gallery
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Summary: On Jan. 10th, Earth entered a solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole on the Sun. Solar wind gusts buffeted our planet's magnetosphere and triggered high-latitude Northern Lights.

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  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Joe Slagle, near the Power Line Trail in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, USA
Jan. 11
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5 Photo details: Minolta QTSi with a 50mm f1.7 lens; Kodak 200 speed film; Exposure time 25-30 seconds; local midnight.

Lyndon Anderson, 15 miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA,
Jan. 11
#1, #2, #3, #4, more L. Anderson: "I was at the farm last night for a family star party... and everyone got to see the Northern Lights. While the activity was not strong, the Northern Lights could be seen all night. At 3:30 a.m. (local time) on January 11, the northern lights were pulsating - a lot of movement. It was a beautiful sight."

Mark Hoffmeyer, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Jan. 10
#1, #2, #3 Photo details: Minolta X-700, 50mm lens at F1.7, Fuji 400 film, 15 sec exposure, 1130 p.m. local time on January 10.

Yuichi Takaska, Whitehorse, Yukon

Jan. 11
#1 Y. Takaska captured this photo 30 minutes past local midnight in the Yukon. "There was lots of movement in the auroras," says Takaska.

See also our Dec. 24, 2001, aurora gallery!

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