Aurora over Scotland
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

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Deeside Aurora bnm6451jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland spring Northern Lights waning display rays purple red Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint multiple rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Colours not visible to the human eye to the brightness this photo records. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO3200 for 8 seconds at 21.47.18hrsUT and was my last exposure as it almost disappeared at this stage. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, gas, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora bnm6448jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish spring Lights display rays purple red Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint multiple rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Colours not visible to the human eye to the brightness this photo records. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO3200 for 12 seconds at 21.46.17hrsUT. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, nitrogen, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora bnm6447jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland spring display multiple rays colourful Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint multiple rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Colours not visible to the human eye to the brightness this photo records. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO3200 for 11 seconds at 21.45.53hrsUT. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, gas, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora bnm6446jhp 
 Aurora Borealis British March display rays colours shooting star Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint multiple rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Small meteor burn out visible about 1/3 in from left just in the faint purple band. Colours not visible to the human eye to the brightness this photo records. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO3200 for 12 seconds at 21.45.39hrsUT. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Meteor, shooting star, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, gas, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora bnm6445jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish spring display rays colours blue red pink Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint multiple rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Colours not visible to the human eye to the brightness this photo records. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO3200 for 7.4 seconds at 21.45.30hrsUT. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, gas, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora bnm6444jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish March spring display rays Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint multiple rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO setting of 3200 for 6.9 seconds at 21.45.19hrsUT. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, gas, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora bnm6443jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland March spring display start Arc Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 27th March, 2017 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen, starting around 21.43UT and was indicated by the magnetometer readings on AuroraWatch. Although cloud was forecast earlier the display happened before the cloud arrived but when it got dark enough to see it. A low grade Arc was visible to the North, beneath Cassiopeia at 21.44, it went active shortly afterwards with faint rays with bright bases on the arc and some lateral movement, North to West and it died down again very quickly at 21.47UT, allowing approximately 10 exposures. Magnetometer suggested possible further activity but by 22.00 there was 100% cloud cover. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 aperture, ISO setting of 3200 for 12 seconds at 21.44.13hrsUT. The increased ISO sensitivity of modern DSLR’s allows for shorter exposures circa 10 sec average times giving more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Grampian, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, North, landscape, CME, solar, wind, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, red, blue, purple, faint, low, grade, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, brief, night, spring, March, 2017, D700, Nikon, DSLR, 28mm, Nikkor, prime, lens, digital, tripod, time, exposure, photo, photos, photography, photograph
Deeside Aurora au93327jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish display March 1993 spring Cassiopeia purple Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the evening of 24th March, 1993 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly north from the cottage over a gean tree which is aligned to magnetic North. The faint display started just after 21.20UT with some further ray activity until 21.30 when cloud blocked any further display; some auroral glow which continued into the early morning of the 25th but no further activity observed. The photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, spring, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, 1993, March, landscape, photos, photographs, experiment, green, filter, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, gean, trees, North, Pole, Star
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. 
 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
Deeside Aurora au03436Ejhp 
 Northern Lights Aurora British summer 2003 nitrogen purple rays Plough Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.40hrs UT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly to left split by rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST ending the film. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RHP 11 400ASA film stock processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RHP11, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20, DSLR, Fuji S2, digital
Deeside Aurora au03416jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough summer July 2003 purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.10hrBST showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RHP 11 400ASA film stock processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RHP11, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20, DSLR, Fuji S2, digital
Deeside Aurora au02736jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish display Cassiopeia rays winter February 2002 Aberdeenshire taken on the morning of the 6th February, 2002 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.40hrsUT showing strong patches with ray activity and the constellation Cassiopeia clearly visible top lefthand area, with activity stopping soon after this photo, the display having started with a low grade arc around midnight. The film numbering of 2001 was that the previous Aurora display covered was in November 2001 with this February display being the first recorded in 2002. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually around 20 seconds because of the lower light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, 2002, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-434, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20
Deeside Aurora au0210jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Cassiopeia rays winter February 2002 Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 6th February, 2002 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.42hrsUT showing strong patches with ray activity and the constellation Cassiopeia clearly visible top lefthand area, with activity stopping soon after this photo, the display having started with a low grade arc around midnight. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RHP11 400asa film processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually around 20 seconds because of the lower light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, 2002, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RHP 11, 400asa, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20
Deeside Aurora au99611jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Cassiopeia rays moonlight spring March 1999 Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 1st March, 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.19.45hrsUT having shown an arc and then much ray activity from 22.50hrs UT on the 28th February finishing at around 01.25hrs on 1st March. The next activity visible and recorded was not until the 8-9th September. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures on Auto at around 2 seconds because of the moonlight, light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, spring, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, 1996, February, March, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-426, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20
Deeside Aurora au99134jhp 
 Aurora Borealis British streaming rays cloud January 1999 Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 13th January, 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to west of north. This photo was taken at 18.19hrsUT having shown an arc from 17.50 the evening with active rays but not all from the arc until around 00.30hrsUT on the morning of the 14th. The next activity was at 20.35hrs UT on the evening of the 23rd January and finished around 23.05 with a faint arc. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1996, January, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-426, exposed, time, long
Comet Hyakutake au9679jhp 
 Comet Hyakutake April Aurora display 1996 spring Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 17th April 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 23.00 BSThrs between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Deeside with Cassiopeia sitting in the centre a spring marker for the northern sky. The Comet is to the left with its tail by and to the centre the distinct purple hue of a nitrogen gas Aurora display above a cloud bank. I started photographing the Comet on the 24th and finished 17th April when I was able to include this Aurora display. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine O’Neil, north, Comet, Hyakutake, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, Torphins, Arc, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 1996, April, spring, landscape, photos, photographs, tail, green, bluish, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, nitrogen, purple, blue, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FM2, 28mm
Comet Hyakutake au9667jhp 
 Comet Hyakutake April Aurora display 1996 spring Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 14th April 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 23.55BSThrs between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Deeside with Cassiopeia sitting off to the right quarter a spring marker for the northern sky. The Comet is to the left of bottom centre with its tail by the first twig and to the right above is the distinct purple hue of a nitrogen gas Aurora display. I started photographing the Comet on the 24th and finished 17th April when I was able to include two Aurora displays. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine O’Neil, north, Comet, Hyakutake, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, Torphins, Arc, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 1996, April, spring, landscape, photos, photographs, tail, green, bluish, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, nitrogen, purple, blue, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FM2, 28mm
Comet Hyakutake au96133jhp 
 Comet Hyakutake March 1996 tail colours long Plough Scottish Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 25th March 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 23.50hrsUT between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Deeside with part of The Plough Constellation visible a spring marker for the northern sky. I started photographing the Comet on the 24th and finished 17th April when I was able to include an Aurora display. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 50mm f1.8 lens wide open at around 10 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine O’Neil, north, Comet, Hyakutake, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 1996, March, spring, landscape, photos, photographs, tail, green, ion, ice, bluish, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FM2, 50mm
Comet Hyakutake au96116jhp 
 Comet Hyakutake March 1996 night sky spring Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 24th March 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 22.00hrsUT between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Deeside with part of The Plough Constellation visible a spring marker for the northern sky. I started photographing the Comet on the 24th and finished 17th April when I was able to include an Aurora display. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 50mm f1.8 lens wide open at around 10 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine O’Neil, north, Comet, Hyakutake, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 1996, March, spring, landscape, photos, photographs, tail, green, bluish, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FM2, 50mm
Deeside Aurora au9595ajhp 
 Aurora Borealis pulsating green patches north pulsing October 1995 Scottish Aberdeenshire Deeside taken on the evening of the 18th October, 1995 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 22.15hrsUT with strong pulsating patches of light. The activity continued until the early hours of the morning of the 19th and was the last Aurora display recorded by me until April 1996 when I was photographing Comet Hyakutake. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, autumn, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, 1995, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, green, bluish, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, upright

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