Astronomy · Projects · Aurora Borealis

Noctilucent CloudsAurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights) are a strange but beautiful phenomenon visible in the northern sky and are a result of solar particles interacting with the Earth's magnetic field. Whilst they are visible more often close to the pole, it is only at times of high solar activity (around the solar maximum) that they typically become visible from the UK. I have a small collection of images in my gallery.

Aurora Borealis Reports · 22 January 2012 (1 Report)

Links and Galleries

AuroraWatch UK - live magnetic field data from Crooktree, Aberdeenshire
Space Weather - daily updates on solar flares, the aurora and more
Space Weather Now - live aurora data from the Space Weather Prediction Centre
Ovation Prime
Aurora Watch 2012 - information, sightings and predictions on UK Weather World

Martin McKenna's Aurora Gallery - images of the Aurora Borealis from Northern Ireland
Graham Scott's Flickr Images - images of the Aurora Borealis from Aberdeenshire
AuroraWatch UK Flickr Group - images of the Aurora Borealis from around the UK

22nd January 2012 · 21:00 - 22:00 GMT

On the evening of 22nd January 2012 I observed an extensive and bright display of the Aurora Borealis from Midmar in Aberdeenshire. Read my report and blog post for more photos.

Icy sky at night (Northern Lights) Sky Turns Electric

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