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Aurora 6th March 2016

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Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby steve » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:10 pm

Some pictures of tonight's aurora.

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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby PaulMy » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:58 pm

Wow! I guess you need to live way up north to see those...

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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby mcrossley » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:43 pm

Spectacular! There is a chance for us to see it even this far south tonight...

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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby steve » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:18 am

Yes, it was visible from a large part of the UK this time.
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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby RayProudfoot » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:39 am

What a great view you had Steve. Your good lady wife take those with her trusty Canon?

Mark, I've never seen them yet. Being 10 miles south of Manchester is far from ideal. :cry:
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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby steve » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:56 am

RayProudfoot wrote:What a great view you had Steve. Your good lady wife take those with her trusty Canon?
Yes indeed, an EOS 6D.
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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby uncle_bob » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:10 am

Stunning!
I would love to be able to see one in person some time.
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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby mcrossley » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:54 pm

RayProudfoot wrote:Mark, I've never seen them yet. Being 10 miles south of Manchester is far from ideal. :cry:

True, but I witnessed a fantastic display from Llandudno a few years back - a friend and I drove out there as the satellite image showed it was just out of the cloud cover over Manchester and the Peak District. We drove some way round the Gt. Orme road, nothing in view except the Irish Sea and the aurora. We could see it coming over in waves from the northern horizon to past overhead, very dynamic, I wasn't expecting how fast some of the movement was.

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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby RayProudfoot » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:11 am

Lucky man! Having never seem it is it very dim? Would the lights of a big city just drown it out even if it was a strong display?
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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby mcrossley » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:20 am

RayProudfoot wrote:Lucky man! Having never seem it is it very dim? Would the lights of a big city just drown it out even if it was a strong display?

Depends how high in the sky and how strong the display. This far south most of them that are visible hug the northern horizon so would be in too much glow from the city. Some patches can be quite bright, we knew we were in for a good display at Llandudno when the odd gaps between the clouds on the way there were bright rather than dark! The 'curtains' you see in most photo's are the brightest parts, but there can be much fainter bands that appear white (they may be below our colour perception threshold) that are much faster moving and dynamic - you would not see that if you were anywhere near artificial lights.

Basically, if you want to see it clearly, you need to make the effort to get somewhere dark.

I have seen a display as far south as Norfolk - but that was a horizon hugger over the sea.

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Re: Aurora 6th March 2016

Postby RayProudfoot » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:27 am

Thanks for that Mark. The current opportunity has gone 'cos of the weather but I'll try and make an effort next time. Peak District might be an option.
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