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Aurora borealis, Avebury, Wiltshire, UK | by Ren A
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Aurora borealis, Avebury, Wiltshire, UK

Has anyone else captured this phenomena in the UK last night? Due to the extra strong solar activity over past couple of days we were able to witness this amazing show created by nature. I subscribed to internet space weather site to receive notifications if anything worth observing will happen. Last night I received a text saying that there might be possible aurora sighting in my area. I thought it was wrong, as we dont really see aurora borealis in Wiltshire. Not in a last 7 years I lived here anyway. As the sky was clear I decided to head to Avebury. But it happened and it felt and looked amazing! In a way I feel like I won the lottery. Once seen never forgotten. Deffo.

 

Unfortunatelly after this picture was taken about 10 minutes later the big bad boys (clouds) came over, and the show was over. But worry not as in the true happy snapper style, there are more pictures to follow .

 

The stones are lit up by a Red Lion pub behind me. Sometimes this feature is great, but today I wish the lights were off, as I would have preffered the darker affect. I really like the near heart shape the aurora has created. gorgeous.

 

Please do not abuse the use of this picture. If you would like to blog it or use it in any way please please contact me as I would like to know where it is used. You will more than likely get my permission. And if anybody would like to offer me some money for exclussive use then you deffinately need to contact me :-)

 

PS The pic here is low quality, to stop mass reproduction, but high quality pics are available.

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Uploaded on March 31, 2011