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GLIN==> Aurora Borealis

Due to a gemomagnetic storm, the northern lights were viewed by many here in SE Michigan last night and elsewhere in the Midwest.

We may be able to view them again tonight! Look to the skies! This is a rare treat.

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Title: Spaceweather.com: Nov. 2004 Aurora Gallery

November 2004
Aurora Gallery
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Summary: Solar activity intensified in early November with the appearance of big sunspot 696. The active region unleashed a series of strong M-class solar flares. On Nov. 7th, coronal mass ejections from some of those explosions hit Earth's magnetic field and triggered an extreme geomagnetic storm. [See also the October 2004 aurora gallery.]

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Anthony Arrigo,
Park City, Utah
Nov. 07

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For several hours, the northern horizon shimmered red and green. The show got off to an early start. We started looking before it was even dark after receiving our Spaceweather Phone Call. More images can be found on the Utah Skies website. Images were taken using a Sony DSC-F717 digital camera. The shots were mostly 30 second exposures at ISO400 with the lens wide open at f/2.0

John Chumack,
New Carlise, Ohio (Dayton)
Nov. 07
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Canon 10D Digital SLR, ISO 400,F3.5,20 mm lens, 58 sec exposure, John watching & photographing Aurora & aircraft top center. 38 Sec exposure over a my friends house. 3 sec exposure over City of Dayton, Ohio

Jerry Xiaojin Zhu,
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Nov. 07
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Colorful aurora even with naked eye. Mostly green, but red spikes were common too. Canon 300D digital camera.

Scott & Dana Batson,
Morganton, North Carolina, USA
Nov. 07

Photo taken 11:36 EST with Olympus C5050Z digital camera set at 400 ASA for 16 seconds.

Carlton McMillan,
Sunday Nov 7th Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 07
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Nikon D100 ISO 400, 30 sec exp @ F6.3 20 mm Nikkor D

Darrell Spangler,
Drake, Colorado
Nov. 07
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I happened to look at Spaceweather.com and saw the 'Aurora Alert'... When I went outside I was stunned by the amount of activity visible this far south... These shots were taken at around 7pm from my home on Storm Mountain in Drake, Colorado... Canon Digital Rebel, 800ASA, 15sec, f/4 Darrell Spangler November 7th, 2004 - 7pm

Todd Bush,
Banner Elk, NC, USA
Nov. 07

Our home sits atop a 4400' ridge with views into Virginia, NC & TN. The entire northern sky was filled with the glow from East to West. This represented an extremely wide portion of the sky. Image on Nikon D100 24mm lens 60 second exposure ISO 200

Scott Dier,
Coon Rapids, MN, USA (~15 mi North of Minneapolis, MN)
Nov. 07
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Amazed at how bright they were at times considering the ambient light from living near a city. Also was able to see them come down the southern side of the sky. Nikon Coolpix 5700, 400 and 800 ISO equiv used, 8sec and 4sec exposures.

David Williams,
Monrovia, Maryland USA
Nov. 07

I heard about the auroras on a photography forum and walked outside and there they were. Ran and grabbed camera and tripod. Olympus C8080WZ digital camera, 64 ISO, 28 to 29 sec exposure f2.5

scott colantonio,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Nov. 07

Orion was overshadowed by auroras and a few unexpected airplanes.

Steven Lichti,
West Lafayette, IN, USA
Nov. 07
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After an intense hour-long display, they eventually died down, but then came back two hours later with a much greater intensity. I could actually see the changing patters in the sky, almost like a search light. Photo details: Olympus E-10 at ISO 320, ~30sec exposure (some less).

more images: from Chris Kuk of Burnsville, Minnesota; from Peter Venlet of Zeeland, Michigan

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