Aurora Watch New Scottish Website

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  1. Stewart J

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    For anyone with an interest celestial.

    There is a new aurora website just launched yesterday. Its from the folks at aurora research Scotland its also on facebook. Its well worth a look and i think it will be a leading site for Scotish alerts and info, they even have a forum !!

    http://www.aurorars.org.uk/
     
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    Thanks for the link
     
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    This site looks really interesting much more info than AuroraWatchUK website, the forecast images are really interesting.:Smile:
     
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    northern lights

    just got back from cruise to arctic circle to see the lights they were magnificent:Smile::Smile::Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    That's really good, I had heard that even up near the Arctic Circle they had not been seen since before Christmas, but that was earlier this month

    Very envious
     
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    Some breathtaking photo's on the Facebook site tonight and reports of Aurora activity down into Northumberland :thumb:
     
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    I have seen the same reports, too far south for us in Derbyshire to hope for much, we spent 10 days chasing faint hopes up as far as Durness in January

    Next time maybe
     
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    Seen a few posts from local camera club members who live on the coast at Lossiemouth and some stunning shots unfortunately I decided to have a dram and watch the football
    The lights started about 7pm and are still going strong I'm told
     
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    David you might be lucky tonight they are showing well south...we are in Edinburgh but sadly too much light pollution here! :cry:
     
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    Bad luck Jan, I have seen reports of sightings on Aurora Watch from Haddington just up the road from Edinburgh, but much darker. Are you there for a while? can you get further north tomorrow?

    One day, hey
     
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    We can stay another couple of nights were planning one here one Bamburgh so all is not lost.....will have to see if Dave is willing to drive somewhere dark tomorrow..... So near too! :cry:

    How are you both doing?
     
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    Just been outside for a look, as we're close to the dark sky of the Galloway Forest and no light pollution around us.

    Clear starry sky, can see a much lighter sky looking northwards, but might get a better view if we were higher up from where we are here at sea level:Sad:

    Bill
     
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    Thanks for the link. There have been reports of sighting as far south as Essex. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26378027

    But I note the website is a .uk - do they know something Alex Salmond doesn't? But I suppose they will be able to change it to .sco later.
     
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