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    Northern lights in UK?

    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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    Think London is pushing it - but some Northern England might see it..

    bbc.co.uk/new…732

    Thats sound good, if some one see it could you tell which place in the north.
    Thanks in advance

    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.

    I think I remember someone saying on here something to do with the northern lights in Blackpool. I don't mean the illuminations lol

    bwana

    Thats sound good, if some one see it could you tell which place in the … Thats sound good, if some one see it could you tell which place in the north.Thanks in advance


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    Saw them every night for a week in Lapland and they are breath-taking.

    Hope some of you get to see them

    They said on This Morning yesterday that if conditions are right they may be visible as far south as London later in the week

    chasmi49

    Saw them every night for a week in Lapland and they are … Saw them every night for a week in Lapland and they are breath-taking.Hope some of you get to see them



    Me too...

    In 1995 they were visable from the centre of Manchester

    Original Poster

    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

    stefromuk

    Yeah I thought London would be pushing it,But definitely sounds promising … 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 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" 25th Jan 2012

    Original Poster

    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

    It's not so much that you need to be high up, as such, but that you need … 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.


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    Able to see it here in dundee

    stefromuk

    This place should be ideal then its in the middle of nowhere but also … This place should be ideal then its in the middle of nowhere but also high upI'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" 25th Jan 2012

    They are because of this bbc.co.uk/new…407

    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" 25th Jan 2012

    I thought it was bad we were seeing these so far south?

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    northern lights is old school, prefer a bit of cheese or OG kush myself.

    Original Poster

    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

    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

    Original Poster

    Oh mate gutted!
    You'll probably look out your window tonight and see some lol

    stefromuk

    Oh mate gutted!You'll probably look out your window tonight and see some … 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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