Post by SjT Post by Paul C Post by SjT
Do you need some special filters to capture them?
Just a long exposure - which my digicam can't do.
hmmm, but 'what' are they exactly? and when do they appear?! Im all
Christ knows what they are, apart from being particles emitted by the
sun, but you see aurorae with the naked eye. No photographic filters
are required. I had thought that some of the photos I had linked to
had been enhanced as a result of long exposures, but no, the guy who
took the Coleraine photos reckoned the colours were actually more
vivid when viewed with the naked eye than when they were portrayed in
The aurora was visible again last night here once the clouds had
cleared. At midnight, there was a searchlight effect towards the
western horixon, and overhead there were large patches of pink in the
Mind you, I'd had a few glasses of vino tinto.
Post by SjT Post by Paul C
What I saw was largely grey with tinges of green and red. There was
almost a searchlight effect from the horizon to overhead.
I want to see these!
I live in the country, there aint fuck all light polution near me if i
travel 5 miles where they sell their sisters for food.
And ive not seen these once! :(
I dunno where you live, but it's pretty rare for an aurora to be seen
as far south as England. On the other hand, to Shetlanders like
Poleson, they're common.
If the sky is clear tonight go outside a couple of hours after
nightfall, let your eyes become accustomed to the dark - say 10 mins -
and then look towards the north/north west horizon and slowly lift
your gaze until you are looking overhead. Don't expect to see any
vivid colours, unless you are lucky, but look for a slightly
illuminated whispy grey cloudlike effect, perhaps 'dancing about' a