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Aurora over Scotland > Aurora Deeside jkl8315jhp
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 jkl8315jhp 
 Aurora Borealis display winter Scottish green red rays westwards nitrogen Deeside 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.

Itís most active phase of the eveningís display was over around 20.30 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 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 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, this one was around 21.00 with a new phase building towards the west after the original arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a hint of nitrogen gas visible alongside the red of oxygen. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Aurora Deeside jkl8315jhp
Upload Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Aurora Borealis display winter Scottish green red rays westwards nitrogen

Deeside 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.

Itís most active phase of the eveningís display was over around 20.30 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 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 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, this one was around 21.00 with a new phase building towards the west after the original arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a hint of nitrogen gas visible alongside the red of oxygen. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left.
Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, 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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