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Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights displays photographed taken over Aberdeeshire in Scotland since 1989 covering some 350 events with arc, rays, coronas with a wide rnage of shapes and colours
Aurora over Deeside rty1922jhp 
 Aurora Borealis display autumn Scottish green ray arc west Aberdeenshire taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions.
Taken from Ord Fundlie hill track looking westwards as the display starts to get active again after a short waning with a strong ray at around 280 West at 00.25.08hrs UT [01.25.08BST] with an exposure of 10 secs. The cloud is beginning to break up and illustrates one of the biggest headaches of Aurora watching anywhere; they are visiible the thick clouds. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Aurora over Deeside rty1922jhp
Upload Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012
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Aurora Borealis display autumn Scottish green ray arc west Aberdeenshire

taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions.
Taken from Ord Fundlie hill track looking westwards as the display starts to get active again after a short waning with a strong ray at around 280 West at 00.25.08hrs UT [01.25.08BST] with an exposure of 10 secs. The cloud is beginning to break up and illustrates one of the biggest headaches of Aurora watching anywhere; they are visiible the thick clouds.
Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
 


 

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