Geomagnetic storm

Aurora borealis just outside Aberdeen last night. It looks fairly clear here but overall the cloud was a lot more disruptive than I had expected. It was a superb display though.


  • Stefsan (on and off) 4y

    Beautiful! I actually like the clouds reflecting the orange lights of the city – they add another colour component to the picture.
  • ric.brun 4y

  • Christian Hacker 4y

    Oh wow! what a sight! I wish I will see the aurora some day myself!
  • fen_snapz 4y

    Glorious. Got the amber alert yesterday too. But funnily enough it wasnt visible over the fens ;)
  • Angus Clyne 4y

    Very nice colours !

    Must try this, is there a link... ?
  • Louise Grant 4y

    What a cracker! Wish I had gone with you now
  • Craig Usher 4y

    So vibrant, great seeing it so far south. I've yet to see it - on the bucket list!
  • Alastair Schouten 4y

    Angus Clyne I find this site the easiest to understand

    There is also

    Seems like this storm is now fading but the weather forecast for tonight in the east of Scotland is for clearing skies so I'll be staying up late tonight :)
  • Duncan Smith 4y


    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • Ryan Stevenson 4y

    Great photo, last night was exciting to see the display, I also managed to capture them just before Huntly, feel free to check them out :)
  • John Ramwell 4y

    Wondrous Kenny.
  • stewart watt 4y

    Yes sir,that'll do nicely.Clouded out here for most of it,noticed the aurora was virtually overhead in a few gaps in the cloud.
  • Dwine76 4y

    Magnificent. Very beautiful shot, sir. I'm hoping one day, I'll get to see this brilliant wonder.
  • Karoly Dóczi 4y

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  • Chee Seong 4y

    Nice one Kenneth. Lots of needle actions yesterday based on the aurora shots taken down south.
  • Stuart Stevenson 4y

    Mega, would love to see this.
  • Kenneth Muir 4y

    Thanks everyone. Fen_snapz - it was definitely very visible in northen England, so don't give up
  • Paul Gunning 4y

    Fantastic colours, really beautiful shot. The display was very short lived and quite faint further south here in East Yorks. This one looks really dazzling though!
  • ouistitis 3y

    +1 : Fantastic colours !
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Taken on September 26, 2011
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