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AndWhyNot

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Effects of a massive solar CME hitting earth right now. Activity has been seen at kP 10 which, if it continues, is strong enough to generate aurora borealis visible across the UK. Obviously, the weather's going to get in some parts but if you're lucky enough to be under clear skies once darkness falls, get yourself outside and away from streetlights; face north; and view between the horizon and about 20º above.

I'm off to sulk under a southern cloud- there's plenty to choose from.


Blukoo

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Nice one thanks. I've still never seen the Northern Lights before. The sky is looking clear here. Hopefully it stays that way.

14-7

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Clear here but no tripod with me! cry

baz7175

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I got an email alert about this earlier on from some norwegian site I found ages ago, pity there's nothing but dense cloud here right now in Germany!!!

RobDickinson

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139 months

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Apparently quite active down here but masses of cloud coverfrown
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Malx

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Damn, was clear now cloud rolling in from the north. Typical.

ETA: What app is that you are using?

Edited by Malx on Monday 8th October 22:00

Blukoo

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Here's one shot from tonight. Quite subtle, but you can definitely see the green lights smile
I just wish I had some better foreground interest and there wasn't light pollution north from me frown


IMG_0201 by Murray 1986, on Flickr


Blukoo

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I went out and found a better spot...


IMG_0209 by Murray 1986, on Flickr

AndWhyNot

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Boom!

Blukoo

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Thanks again for the heads up smile

Here's another. It's not brilliant, but I did catch a meteor so I like it smile


IMG_0221 by Murray 1986, on Flickr

Malx

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Blukoo said:
Thanks again for the heads up smile

Here's another. It's not brilliant, but I did catch a meteor so I like it smile


IMG_0221 by Murray 1986, on Flickr
I hate you* smile
Just out of curiosity, was the green glow visible to the naked eye or did if just come out in the photo?

*I may be jealous of your clear skies.

AndWhyNot

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Just found out also that apparently we're best placed (geographically and due to timing of darkness etc) to take advantage of a meteor storm kicking out up to 1000/hr overnight. Could be some spectacular shots hitting flickr in the morning!

Blukoo

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Malx said:
I hate you* smile
Just out of curiosity, was the green glow visible to the naked eye or did if just come out in the photo?

*I may be jealous of your clear skies.
It was visible enough to know where I should be pointing the camera, but it was nothing like it appears in the photo. The 30s exposure really brings the colours out.

Scottydon

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Another thanks for the heads up.
First go at astrophotography.



IMG_1622 by Scottydon1978, on Flickr

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IMG_1625_2 by Scottydon1978, on Flickr


Blukoo

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Scottydon said:
Another thanks for the heads up.
First go at astrophotography.



IMG_1622 by Scottydon1978, on Flickr

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IMG_1625_2 by Scottydon1978, on Flickr
They look good. where about in the North East of Scotland were you taking those shots?

Scottydon

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[quote=Blukoo]

They look good. where about in the North East of Scotland were you taking those shots?


Just off to the side of the B979 between Culter and Westhill.

markmullen

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Had a great drive up the North Yorkshire Moors tonight, no sign of the Northern Lights but did see a few shooting stars and the milky way was very visible, I just couldn't find a foreground to make it work.

Still, a lovely night to be out and about.

Blukoo

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Anyone happen to know if it will be visible tonight too?

Vieste

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45 months

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Mark i see shooting stars all the time up here*fylingdales*

markmullen

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Vieste said:
Mark i see shooting stars all the time up here*fylingdales*
Indeed, just nice to be out and about looking at the sky.

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