Aurorae in Scotland...

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Aurorae in Scotland...

Postby Alderney99 » 16 Feb 2010, 11:12

We don't often think of Scotland as being "Northern Lights country" very often nowadays - but these pictures taken yesterday from the Outer Hebrides show that with active conditions they can still put on a show!

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/lar ... 267701.jpg

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Postby Radge Badger » 05 Mar 2010, 21:11

Still to see aurorae in Sctoland, this shows that I may not yet be too late!
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Postby Radge Badger » 05 Mar 2010, 21:12

Of course I may have to learn how type first :-)
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Scottish aurorae (or auroras for us that didnae do Latin...)

Postby Alderney99 » 05 Mar 2010, 22:22

October 23rd (I think?) 2003 - 11pm onwards was the "big one".
I couldn't believe I was actually seeing one from my back door in the Bay.
Somewhere I've got a pic taken that night from Aberdour.
There were also a lot of pix taken around the Stirling area, where the conditions were better.

With the current "outburst" of solar activity, there might be surprises ahead
:^)

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Postby Cosmic » 06 Mar 2010, 14:10

Clydebank 1967 my one and only sighting of the "Northern Lights". Vivid green curtains of light shimmering in the sky at 3a.m.
My dad was none too happy when I woke him uop to see them :)

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Postby NightHawk » 07 Mar 2010, 01:05

Thanks for sharing Alderney.

St Andrews Uni 2006, sky was cloudy but bright green! Best I've seen  :lol:
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