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AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« on: February 14, 2013, 12:22:00 PM »
AMBER aurora alert just issued for the UK. AMBER means we could see somthing in Scotland. A few clear spells forecast in the West after midnight so I will at least stay up and keep a watch out.

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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 12:50:22 PM »
Ill be up if feeling ok :) would be first alert of sorts since i knew about it :)
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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 01:37:03 PM »
I very much doubt if you will see the Aurora from your garden Stefan I'm afraid. Unless you live out in the sticks, you will need to go to a dark site which has a LP free northern horizon. Of course, if there is a big coronal mass ejection they may be visible but nothing has been in the news about any big CME's in the last few days so it probably won't be strong enough to be seen from urban areas.

I live about 7 miles outside Edinburgh where I can just make out the Milky Way from my garden & don't have very much LP from my Northern horizon but I still can't see them from there. If I want to see them I have to drive about 10-15 miles down the coast before I can. Even then I only saw them twice, once with my own eyes once & the other time was with 30 second exposures on my camera as they were so faint.

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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 03:06:28 PM »
I am lucky , I actually do live on the edge of the countryside and have seen Aurora from the farm at the end of my road. I can also see the Milky Way from my garden when its dark & clear. Normally I head a bit further North though. I have a couple of really dark sites about 15 mins from me.

Best Aurora I ever saw though was from Alaska. I went a number of times many years ago, now that was the place to see them!

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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 04:56:56 PM »
Sounds good, try & get some pics then if you do manage to see it for us to have a look if you can.

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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 06:01:37 PM »
the alert has already fallen and was issued during the day lol so dont think we got much chance of seeing it, would of been good for valantines day :) the view line is way above the top north of scotland in middle of sea, unless you rafting by chance you aint seeing it tonight :)
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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 06:13:07 PM »
yes, unfortunately the alert has dropped http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/

and the weather is worsening... typical

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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 04:49:16 PM »
Ladies and Gents,

I received the following link from Carlo Piscioneri, Founder of Night Sky Pix on how to photograph aurora.

https://nightskypix.com/how-to-photograph-the-northern-lights/

Hope it helps

Cheers

Paul
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Re: AMBER aurora alert 14 Feb
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2020, 07:02:12 PM »
Good to know, I will have a look.
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