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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 Deeside jkl8284jhp 
 Northern Lights Scotland winter red large ray green rays stars Aberdeenshire taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

This photo and those up to the cottage roof view where taken between 20.15 and 20.35 and give an idea of how active and varied a display can be in such a short time. It was also the most active phase of the evenings display including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 24mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 6400 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 10 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Aurora Deeside jkl8284jhp
Upload Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Northern Lights Scotland winter red large ray green rays stars

Aberdeenshire taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

This photo and those up to the cottage roof view where taken between 20.15 and 20.35 and give an idea of how active and varied a display can be in such a short time. It was also the most active phase of the evenings display including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 24mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 6400 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 10 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins.
Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, upright, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
 


 

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