Summer Aurora 05/08/2011, Moray, Scotland

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I'm thinking this could become very addictive. After receiving an alert on my phone and finding the kp had shot up to 8 (very high chance of aurora in the UK) I scoured the weather looking for somewhere to escape the thick cloud over Aberdeen. This was taken between Portknockie and Findochty on the Moray coastline, Northern Scotland. Most of the night there appeared to be only an arc but at this point we could see rays shooting upwards. It was difficult to visualise well with the naked eye due to the sun not being far below the horizon, and the cloud cover was a bit excessive most of the night but overall definitely worth the trip.

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  1. island friend 44 months ago | reply

    o my goodness!

  2. colinjcampbell 44 months ago | reply

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  3. marlesghillie 44 months ago | reply

    Outstanding shot - fantastic!

  4. czd72 43 months ago | reply

    Simply amazing.
    exploring new options.

  5. Starman_1969 43 months ago | reply

    Wow. The colours are amazing.

  6. Malhas© 42 months ago | reply

    Lovely capture!!

  7. Chris. Hu 42 months ago | reply

    Nice shot!!

  8. ryandean 40 months ago | reply

    Looks so amazing,I would of got quite excited if id seen this in my viewfinder after the exposure! Great work.

  9. jaffles 40 months ago | reply

    Great capture!

  10. PFD40 39 months ago | reply

    I've never seen such rainbow colors at night before. Photoshopped or not, this is one amazing photo.

  11. dramamιne 38 months ago | reply

    Oh my god. This is amazing.

  12. Stuart Lamont. [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    Cracking Sky

  13. Kalai Sukanta 32 months ago | reply

    its wonderful shot...fiery sky!

  14. Grym Pixel 32 months ago | reply


  15. northernkite 32 months ago | reply

    Absolutely brilliant Kenny. I never knew it occured in summer as well as winter. Well done the Aiberdeen loon.

  16. Hec 20 32 months ago | reply

    wuaw this is great !!!!

  17. Felix 96 32 months ago | reply

    Speechless ...

  18. Ke_Si 32 months ago | reply

    Stunning image

  19. 54StorminWillyGJ54 32 months ago | reply

    Wow, breathtaking shot!!

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