Hot Topic Rare And Best Chance To See Northern Lights (aurora Borealis) Tonight Throughout Uk!

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For many of us south of the Scottish border, the opportunity to see the Northern Lights is a very VERY rare event....unless we are prepared to visit Iceland/Norway etc.

On monday there was a severe geomagnetic storm resulting in the Northern Lights being seen the length and breadth of the country - including South Wales Brecon Beacons, Dorset, and even Northern France.
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/ne...en_stargazers_could_spot_them_again_tonight_/

Another geonmagnetic storm of similar intensity is destined to hit earth tonight , representing another opportunity for those south of the border (and into Northern France) to view this spectacular phenomenon.

You need to find a high vantage point, facing north, with unobstructed views and minimal light pollution from neighbouring towns/cities. We can;t say for definite when the best time tonight will be - but anytime between 10pm and 4am could result in a spectacular display. depending upon where you are in the country..

Here's some info on tonight's event on relevant websites: (which quite frankly is beyond me!)

http://www.softservenews.com/Aurora.htm

http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/

You might be better however referring to Aurorawatch UK on twitter here

https://twitter.com/aurorawatchuk

Seeing the Northern Lights is one of my bucket list items.....sadly for me, tonight clashes with organising 170 kids sitting a Maths calculator exam at 8am tomorrow morning - so I'm for an early night.

Good luck however to all those who manage to catch a glimpse ...and please post photos here for the rest of us.
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@BossHogg - if you are on patrol tonight you could be in for a rare treat!
(Well, after giving us a very colourful set of piccies recently, maybe this is your reward to sit back and enjoy a "similar" spectcular and colourful display of mother nature at it's best!)
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wow i would love to see them... we travelled to Lapland 2 years ago hoping we would see them but only came across santa...
 

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Lee can banner it, I'm just setting off for work.
 

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Isn't it meant to be a rare red one tonight?
Arora watch is really good, we signed up for that and get emails when we are likely to see it. Still - it's not easy where we are - too much light pollution.
Sorry you are missing the chance, it all sounds very hectic. Both of my sons have only days ago finished their last exams, it's a stressful time of year!

I hope one day you can visit Norway or similar and really see the lights properly. I have seen them from an aeroplane by having the shear wonderful good fortune of being in the right place at the right time, on a trip back from America, one of only a few flights I've ever taken.
 

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I will definitely make sure to look. Our street lights get turned off at 1 a.m., so I hope I can see them. As a child in Australia, I once saw the southern lights (Arora Australis) and they were red - it was stunning.
 

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We're going to go for a walk after we have done the pigs' veg to see if we can see anything. We live on the edge of the countryside so you never know.
 

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I will definitely make sure to look. Our street lights get turned off at 1 a.m., so I hope I can see them. As a child in Australia, I once saw the southern lights (Arora Australis) and they were red - it was stunning.
If I had been born in Aus I would never want to leave! Where abouts did you live (if you don't mind me asking) :)
 

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Done :) and wow, so exciting... wish I didn't live in the Midlands now... lots of light pollution by us unfortunately....
 

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Just been on the Scottish border, didn't see anything either, too much cloud cover. :(
 

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I heard up there was the best place, no hope for brummyland then. Ah well, maybe next time. I've never seen one yet!
 
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