Northern Lights visible as far south as Essex Tonight!!!


Gwyn

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 21:57
According to the BBC the Northern lights are visible tonight over great swathes of the UK. Anyone see them?

Too much light pollution where I am sadly.

Northgrain

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 22:08
Nothing here yet, but reports on aurora watch of sightings in Norfolk and Shropshire.
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andymat

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 23:48



This from South Shields. We only heard about 10pm and I think we were a bit late as it was fading a bit when we got there. Couldn't see much by eye but all became more evident using the camera.
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Blythman

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 02:48


Dunstanburgh Castle at 1:21AM.

Thanks Gwyn. Seen your posting, and I was out the door within 10 minutes
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K10D

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 04:36
Great image Alan (faster than a speeding whippet). EXIF?

Best regards

Blythman

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 07:04
K10D wrote:
Great image Alan (faster than a speeding whippet). EXIF?

Best regards

Thanks Gary. K3, 18mm (16-50), f2.8, 20 secs @ISO 1600
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gartmore

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 07:22
Maybe they should be renamed the Southern Lights now
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Blythman

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 07:57
Another couple



Aurora Dunstanburgh 2 by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Aurora Dunstanburgh 3 by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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andymat

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 08:35
Alan these are great. I'm very impressed.

I don't think we chose the best location as although it was pretty dark on top of the cliffs (I had to guess where to point the camera!), evidently there is still a lot of light pollution. There was a ship with very bright lights in the sea which I had to hide behind the information board and the lighthouse at the end of the pier at North Shields was flashing all the time from the direction that I really should have been pointing the camera in. Well I have learnt a lot tonight.

But what an amazing night. I am amazed that you still get the vertical lines even with exposure times of 20s or more.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 09:22
Magnificent photos.

Glad to have been of help even though I am deeply envious.

AuraTodd

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 09:40
Gwyn wrote:
According to the BBC the Northern lights are visible tonight over great swathes of the UK. Anyone see them?

Too much light pollution where I am sadly.

Same here, I would love to see a proper night sky with stars, sadly ruined by overuse of stupid streetlights!
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Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 09:59
We missed it. A friend phoned to say it was happening, so we went to rush out the door just as our new cat started vomiting. By the time we'd sorted that and got out of the city centre it was over...

Great photos by the way.

Next time...

Northgrain

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 13:01
Amazing photos Alan, and the last one in particular is astonishing

Very jealous of those that managed a decent sighting
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davidstorm

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 13:47
Fantastic Alan, that last one in particular must be the best image I've ever seen of the Aurora. Living where we do there is too much light pollution and I couldn't see anything at all last night, I am very jealous!

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Darkmunk

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 13:57
Fantastic Alan! Have you sent offered them to the media?
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