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Northern lights in UK?

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4y, 8m agoPosted 4 years, 8 months ago
Hi my wife's said she read somewhere that the northern lights are visible in the uk for a few days and that by Friday/sat may be as far down as London!
Has anyone else heard this , I'm just wondering which is the best place near me in Glossop (north Derbyshire) to see them I was thinking Woodhead pass or the snake pass don't mind driving for a hour of so I'f it meant we saw them
Thanks
Steve
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4y, 8m agoPosted 4 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Think London is pushing it - but some Northern England might see it..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16681732
#2
Thats sound good, if some one see it could you tell which place in the north.
Thanks in advance
#3
Anywhere with a view to the north that is clear from city glow. It'l be hit and miss whether tjere woll be an event at the time you're watchin though. Displays csn be minutes or hours.

I did see them once, a bit swamped in city lights, from outside my hotal in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Pretty.
#4
I think I remember someone saying on here something to do with the northern lights in Blackpool. I don't mean the illuminations lol
#5
bwana
Thats sound good, if some one see it could you tell which place in the north.
Thanks in advance
Google is your friend
#6
Saw them every night for a week in Lapland and they are breath-taking.

Hope some of you get to see them
#7
They said on This Morning yesterday that if conditions are right they may be visible as far south as London later in the week
#8
chasmi49
Saw them every night for a week in Lapland and they are breath-taking.

Hope some of you get to see them

Me too...
#9
In 1995 they were visable from the centre of Manchester
#10
Yeah I thought London would be pushing it,
But definitely sounds promising for the north then
Think I will try the snake pass near me I think thats the highest near me and only 20 mins away
Fingers crossed :)
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stefromuk
Yeah I thought London would be pushing it,
But definitely sounds promising for the north then
Think I will try the snake pass near me I think thats the highest near me and only 20 mins away
Fingers crossed :)


It's not so much that you need to be high up, as such, but that you need it to be dark, so away from 'light pollution' from towns, cars, street lights etc. - in the middle of no-where sort of place. Also it needs to be a clear night.

Edited By: chesso on Jan 25, 2012 12:41
#12
This place should be ideal then its in the middle of nowhere but also high up
I've just read that bbc link and that was saying Monday and Tuesday just gone so maybe took late

chesso
stefromuk
Yeah I thought London would be pushing it,But definitely sounds promising for the north thenThink I will try the snake pass near me I think thats the highest near me and only 20 mins awayFingers crossed :)
It's not so much that you need to be high up, as such, but that you need it to be dark, so away from 'light pollution' from towns, cars, street lights etc. - in the middle of no-where sort of place. Also it needs to be a clear night.
banned#13
Able to see it here in dundee
#16
stefromuk
This place should be ideal then its in the middle of nowhere but also high up
I've just read that bbc link and that was saying Monday and Tuesday just gone so maybe took late

The lights show 1 - 3 days after the solar storm, so you might be lucky tonight.

Keep an eye on this site about solar activity, in case there is another massive storm in the future. What you want is the biggest storm (less than one which zaps our communications networks!) 1 - 3 days before a clear night with a new moon.

Edited By: chesso on Jan 25, 2012 13:25
#17
They are because of this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16701407

A more benign effect of the outpouring of particles is the ability to see aurorae, or "Northern lights", farther south than is usually possible.






Edited By: Mallinersha on Jan 25, 2012 13:54: #
#18
I thought it was bad we were seeing these so far south?
banned#19
northern lights is old school, prefer a bit of cheese or OG kush myself.
#20
Yeah I remember reading that a huge solar flare was overdue and if it happens it would
Act as one huge EMP strike wiping out all the electrics in that area ,
I play too much call of duty ...EMP Strike lol
#21
I live on Teesside, we could not see them on Monday night, so my m8t and me drove 180 miles round trip to Kielder fantastic clear sky never seen so many stars, but no lights
#22
Oh mate gutted!
You'll probably look out your window tonight and see some lol
#23
stefromuk
Oh mate gutted!
You'll probably look out your window tonight and see some lol


on the way back we were saying the same lol, but we did get some hice shots of the stars

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