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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 with Moon au76227jhp 
 British Aurora Borealis Ley moonlight moon Aberdeenside May spring morning 1990 taken on the Harestone Road mostly by The Ley farm entrance tree where there was a useful lorry pull in on a sharp corner so made for safe parking. This is an excellent example that Aurora displays can be seen durting moonlight conditions. Taken on the early morning of the 1st May at 00.10 hrs BST is one of the many displays in early 1990, a decade which proved to be an extremely productive one for Aurora displays and photography. I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP11 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and or RHP 400asa film developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were generally exposed around 20secs which from experience I had settled on as about the best combination of film, exposure time and with a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens, at maximum aperture, so these are much brighter and more colour saturated although slightly more visual than would be seen with the human eye. What cannot be recorded is the amount of movement of the rays especially when tracking right to left. In some of the photos there is a hint of purple evidence of nitrogen gas being excited as against the more common occurrence of red and green oxygen gas. In the latter stages of this display the increasing dawn light around 3.00am started to overwhelm the Aurora display. During the photographing of this display I ran out of film, 3 rolls, so had to return home for fresh stocks-a gap of about 20 mins when I am sure I missed some stunning moments; a mistake not to be repeated. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Neuk, hayrake, farm, entrance, layby, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Folding, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, streaming, flaming, moving, movement, active, activity, bright, patches, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Cassiopeia, oxygen, nitrogen, moon, moonlight, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, larch, tree, branches, telephone, pole, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, May, 1st, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Aurora with Moon au76227jhp
Upload Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
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British Aurora Borealis Ley moonlight moon Aberdeenside May spring morning

1990 taken on the Harestone Road mostly by The Ley farm entrance tree where there was a useful lorry pull in on a sharp corner so made for safe parking. This is an excellent example that Aurora displays can be seen durting moonlight conditions. Taken on the early morning of the 1st May at 00.10 hrs BST is one of the many displays in early 1990, a decade which proved to be an extremely productive one for Aurora displays and photography. I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP11 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and or RHP 400asa film developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were generally exposed around 20secs which from experience I had settled on as about the best combination of film, exposure time and with a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens, at maximum aperture, so these are much brighter and more colour saturated although slightly more visual than would be seen with the human eye. What cannot be recorded is the amount of movement of the rays especially when tracking right to left. In some of the photos there is a hint of purple evidence of nitrogen gas being excited as against the more common occurrence of red and green oxygen gas. In the latter stages of this display the increasing dawn light around 3.00am started to overwhelm the Aurora display. During the photographing of this display I ran out of film, 3 rolls, so had to return home for fresh stocks-a gap of about 20 mins when I am sure I missed some stunning moments; a mistake not to be repeated.
Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Neuk, hayrake, farm, entrance, layby, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Folding, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, streaming, flaming, moving, movement, active, activity, bright, patches, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Cassiopeia, oxygen, nitrogen, moon, moonlight, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, larch, tree, branches, telephone, pole, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, May, 1st, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
 


 

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