Return Of The Northern Lights

Last night we got a spectacular display of the Northern Lights – I think the best I have seen yet, lasting over an hour. Most often they are just faint traces of green, perhaps moving slowly, but this time there were curtains of light moving quickly, almost as if in a breeze, and the colours varied to red at times (a sign of much more intense and penetrating radiation).

It’s very hard to take good pictures because with the long exposures required to capture enough light, much of the definition is lost due to the movement of the light, leading to pictures which look like blobs of green. So, here are some wholly inadequate pictures:

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