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Possible Auroras tonight

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Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:15:15

G2 storm in progress according to Spaceweather, although Aurorawatch is not showing much - Photo from Skye already posted on the Aurorawatch Flickr group...

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:20:21

Has anyone North of the border looked outside?

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 27-Feb-14 21:23:56

Thanks for the heads up smile

Perihelion Thu 27-Feb-14 21:40:48

It's clear in Edinburgh, but am too tired to jump in the car and find proper darkness for the possibility of a wee aurora. I want a big X class, Earth heading flare ( well not so huge it's fucks up the infrastructure....). Really can't be bothered with a wee hint of green on the horizon......Hadn't realised I was so grumpy tonight.blush
Mind you, it's getting near the Equinox which is traditionally better for Aurora sightings.
It's been 11 years since I last saw a good show, come on the Sun!

KarenBrockman Thu 27-Feb-14 21:41:53

Thanks for the heads up, are they only in Scotland?

Perihelion Thu 27-Feb-14 21:44:55

Fuck, just looked at Aurorawatch Facebook page and am now thinking of sneaking out down the coast........

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:45:00

Probably only in Scotland Karen - but I live in hope!

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:46:46

Aurorawatch Facebook page is reporting sitings from the North Yorks Moors about an hour ago.

Perihelion Thu 27-Feb-14 21:49:53

Fuck, just looked out my north facing bedroom window and cansee a gree arc even with a bt of streetlight grin Thanks Donki

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:50:06

sightings blush

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:51:12

I'm Jealous Perihelion!
Stuck on the outskirts of Leeds with DS in bed so I can't even drive north to get out from the light pollution as DH is out.

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 21:55:02

Perihelion it was an X4.9 flare - but not Earth directed. This is just a glancing blow!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 27-Feb-14 22:03:30


KarenBrockman Thu 27-Feb-14 22:15:53

ITV News are reporting observations from as far south as Essex.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 27-Feb-14 22:18:14

Oooooh, I might have a peek then in a mo.

Perihelion Thu 27-Feb-14 22:36:59

Some cloud in the way now, NE direction. Am right near the Forth, so not much streetlighting past my house. Amber alert on Aurorawatch now.
Remember to check the whole sky. Aurora can sometimes be overhead, not always North.
Think the last good show I saw was an X30, which came a day or so after another huge flare. The Aurorawatch graph for that event had red columns off the scale all over the place.

No longer grumpy grin
Thankyou weather fairy for being clear and no Moon wink

Donki Thu 27-Feb-14 22:58:01

I think that I have your grumps now perihelion - I have no chance of seeing them with all the lights round here.

SadFreak Thu 27-Feb-14 23:03:00

My FB is full of my North East Scotland and Moray coast friends all excited because of the Northern Lights Tonight.

Really jealous to not be there to see them.

Bunbaker Thu 27-Feb-14 23:10:32

I'm jealous as well. No sight of them here in South Yorkshire as there is too much light pollution.

We should have been in Northumberland this week where we might have seen it, but DD has been poorly so we stayed at home sad

Donki Fri 28-Feb-14 02:22:15

Sighting from about 5 miles away - but I couldn't see it because of street lights...

Donki Fri 28-Feb-14 02:23:26

And my husband was out on the tiles, so I couldn't leave DS to go and look sad

Donki Fri 28-Feb-14 02:23:43

And my husband was out on the tiles, so I couldn't leave DS to go and look sad

MooseBeTimeForSnow Fri 28-Feb-14 02:36:28

We see them here in Northern Canada quite a lot. I posted on another thread that the locals are quite blasé about them. Not looking good here tonight (7 hours behind). It's -32 with the wind chill and we have extensive cloud cover. We did get quite a good display last week though.

50ShadesofGreyMatter Fri 28-Feb-14 03:18:12

Just missed seeing this recently!

Perihelion Fri 28-Feb-14 08:01:54

Donki, DD has been warned that she may be woken randomly and chuked in the car, for an aurora adventure grin

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