Aurora over Scotland > Deeside Aurora au721112ajhp
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
Deeside Aurora au721112ajhp 
 Scotland Auroral Glow airglow Neuk Crathes Banchory Deeside spring 1990 night sky taken on the Harestone Road from the small pull off at The Neuk Farm which the local farmer used as an area to dump his old hayrake and a few bales of straw. Taken on the morning of 9th October at 00.35hrs UT was observed as a regular occurrence on nights preceding active Aurora displays and the Auroral Glow was described in Neil Bone’s The Aurora: Sun-Earth Interactions p112 as against airglow see p147. This was in the days of no Internet predictive sites like Spaceweather.com and the only way I could see displays was to sit on every clear night and watch the skies. This noticeably brighter night sky, rather like twilight that should not have been there at midnight in October encouraged me to make sure of being on site the following evening, in this case at 21.47hrs UT on the 9th when the glow was visible. Activity started around 22.15 with faint beams visible. I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP-416 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were 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. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Deeside Aurora au721112ajhp
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Scotland Auroral Glow airglow Neuk Crathes Banchory Deeside spring 1990

night sky taken on the Harestone Road from the small pull off at The Neuk Farm which the local farmer used as an area to dump his old hayrake and a few bales of straw. Taken on the morning of 9th October at 00.35hrs UT was observed as a regular occurrence on nights preceding active Aurora displays and the Auroral Glow was described in Neil Bone’s The Aurora: Sun-Earth Interactions p112 as against airglow see p147. This was in the days of no Internet predictive sites like Spaceweather.com and the only way I could see displays was to sit on every clear night and watch the skies. This noticeably brighter night sky, rather like twilight that should not have been there at midnight in October encouraged me to make sure of being on site the following evening, in this case at 21.47hrs UT on the 9th when the glow was visible. Activity started around 22.15 with faint beams visible. I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP-416 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were 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.
Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Neuk, hayrake, farm, entrance, layby, Aurora, Borealis, Auroral Glow, airglow, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, oxygen, nitrogen, moonlight, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, blue, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, October, winter, 9th, slide, film, Fuji, RSP, RSP-416, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
 


 

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