Northern Lights

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  1. Steve Kelly

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    Just seen this article on the beeb, and it annoys me that I was not aware of in advance:

    BBC News - Northern Lights illuminate the UK

    The Northern Lights, in Essex, who'da thunk it!

    Anyone know of any sites that I can sign up that give you warning (am assuming that's predictable?... to a certain degree?) of upcoming 'Lights shows'?
     
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    I am not sure they are predictable in the way things like solar eclipses or ISS fly pasts are.

    My sister-in-law just went into the artic circle in Norway for a week, and never saw any.
     
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    Apparently, there were significant solar flares last Tuesday which led those who know about these things to hope for an appearance.
     
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    Simply stunning. I'd love to see this. If anyone on here does get a heads up in the future that we may get an occurrence please post on here :)
     
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    I use this site to check for them, you can get text alerts when the levels start to rise.

    AuroraWatch UK

    I was looking out all night for them on Thursday, couldn't really see anything from the garden, too many street lights around.

    I really wish I had gone out to find a darker location, more so when I checked a shot I took just for the sake of it.

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    by Ibcus, on Flickr

    Gutted, probably not have a chance to see them again for a long time.
     
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    I was in Assynt, NW scotland the night it all kicked off....didnt have a camera worthy of capturing it..but i did sit on a beach with Tobers and my mate Mark, drinking beer and watching them do their long exposures...seeing them in real life is not like seeing the still images...it's pretty amazing how fast they move and change shape, like when you see mist going over a car in a wind tunnel...wild!

    Here's one of Tobers shots...
     

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