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.

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  • 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

    splendida.
  • 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 www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/3

    There is also spaceweather.com/

    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

    Score!

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    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

    Beautiful!
  • quornflake 4y

    Drool!
  • 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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