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Northern Lights

The chance of seeing the Northern Lights in Canada tomorrow night and Monday night (16th and 17th) are good enough for it to be a news item on TV. Some of you may want to check the Aurora forecast for the UK.
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Thank you. We'll keep an eye open.

We often get a sighting here, and we don't have to go far to find very dark skies.
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Re: Northern Lights

I thought I saw a hint of aurora late last night, but the camera said otherwise, so it must have been my mind playing tricks.

Being of a certain age I had to get up three or four times during the night, but still saw nothing.

The northern sky here remains light throughout the night at this time of the year so it would need to be a powerful aurora to be visible.

I will have a look again tonight but will probably have to wait until autumn to see anything.
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Re: Northern Lights

I checked a few times overnight but it was mostly cloudy. I haven't found any reports online this morning, if I do I'll post them here.
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Would be awesome to be able to see them as south as Hemel Hempstead

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Re: Northern Lights

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I thought I saw a hint of aurora late last night, but the camera said otherwise, so it must have been my mind playing tricks.

Being of a certain age I had to get up three or four times during the night, but still saw nothing.

The northern sky here remains light throughout the night at this time of the year so it would need to be a powerful aurora to be visible.

I will have a look again tonight but will probably have to wait until autumn to see anything.
Maybe a more suitable vantage point than the bathroom window might work ?

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Re: Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is something both SWMBO and myself would really love to experience. Short of taking a specific themed cruise however, I doubt if we will ever have that pleasure.

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Re: Northern Lights

This is the site I use for checking if aurora are likely. Also noctilucent clouds:

https://www.glendaleskye.com/aurora-alerts/

I've never seen either!

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As I have said here before, we occasionally see the Aurora from Co Durham. We are fortunate that we don't have much light pollution, and we don't have to travel or walk too far to find dark skies. The northeast coast seems to be a particularly good vantage point, especially north of Newcastle (around Alnmouth and north to Seahouses, Embleton, Lindisfarne and Berwick.

The north of Scotland should be better still, but you would need to visit in the autumn or winter as it stays light there all night in summertime.

So you don't have to take a themed cruise, and even if you didn't see the lights I am sure you would enjoy the above mentioned places.





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Re: Northern Lights

I've had a couple of yellow notifications of "minor geomagnetic activity" so far today but nothing major so far. Keep an eye on http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ - you can sign up for e-mail alerts there and they have phone apps too.
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I've had a couple of yellow notifications of "minor geomagnetic activity" so far today but nothing major so far. Keep an eye on http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ - you can sign up for e-mail alerts there and they have phone apps too.
I've been signed up for the Lancs. site for several years, but the Glendale one is far, far better! It gives all sorts of live information. You can also use it as a mobile app.

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Re: Northern Lights

This link for tonights Aurora forecast might be of interest/ However, wethwr we get the weather depends on the weather https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=au...hts+uk+tonight
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This link for tonights Aurora forecast might be of interest/ However, wethwr we get the weather depends on the weather https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=au...hts+uk+tonight
Don't waste your time with inferior information, this one is the tops!

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https://www.glendaleskye.com/aurora-alerts/

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I've seen them three times in southern Ontario although only one of those was a multi coloured display.

I had two very colourful displays in central Saskatchewan in the late '90s which would have been the start of the peak of the 11 year cycle. By what I read we're at the end of the peak of the next cycle.
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