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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis, 27th February 2014

Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights) are a strange but beautiful phenomenon visible in the northern sky. They are a result of solar particles interacting with the Earth's magnetic field. Whilst they are visible more often closer to the pole, it is usually at times of high solar activity (particularly around the solar maximum) that they become visible from the UK. During a geomagnetic storm the auroral oval will be pushed far to the south and results in spectacular views from rural spots in Scotland and northern England.

I have been fortunate to see the Northern Lights on a number of occassions from Aberdeenshire.

I have a small collection of images in my gallery.

Aurora Borealis Reports

Photo Gallery

Aurora Borealis
Aurora from Insch
Aurora Borealis 30th October 2013
Aurora Borealis, 27th February 2014
Aurora Borealis, 27th February 2014, Aberdeenshire
Northern Lights - 3rd November 2015
Pillars of Light - Aberdeenshire Aurora
Aberdeenshire Aurora - 6th March 2016
Aurora, March 1st 2017

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