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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 Borealis Display rty1926jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish green arc active rays Aberdeenshire photograph clouds 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. Looking westwards with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.26.27hrs UT [01.26.27BST] with an exposure of 12 secs. This illustrates the problem with cloud making it difficult to see Aurora displays and here several of the rays extend higher than the cloud line. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Aurora Borealis Display rty1926jhp
Upload Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012
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Aurora Borealis Scottish green arc active rays Aberdeenshire photograph clouds

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. Looking westwards with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.26.27hrs UT [01.26.27BST] with an exposure of 12 secs. This illustrates the problem with cloud making it difficult to see Aurora displays and here several of the rays extend higher than the cloud line.
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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