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lanky
05 November 2023 21:44:08
That's come out really well IMO.

Sadly I live too far south and have too much light pollution to see anything that good here

What is that shaft of light coming up about half way across the aurora display ?
Martin
Richmond, Surrey
Roger Parsons
05 November 2023 21:51:54
Originally Posted by: lanky 

That's come out really well IMO.

Sadly I live too far south and have too much light pollution to see anything that good here

What is that shaft of light coming up about half way across the aurora display ?


I understand they have been visible down as far as North Norfolk.
Too much light pollution here until the street lights go off - so we missed it.

😬
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Gandalf The White
05 November 2023 21:55:19
Originally Posted by: four 

Good show tonight to north and north east.
https://i.postimg.cc/9QjDc9pj/A7403009-Enhanced-NR-2.jpg 

 



That’s really good. It prompted me to look north and north-east but there’s still too much cloud here.
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05 November 2023 22:09:43
Originally Posted by: lanky 

That's come out really well IMO.

Sadly I live too far south and have too much light pollution to see anything that good here

What is that shaft of light coming up about half way across the aurora display ?


We call them the search lights they are very fleeting, but so bright you often see them first.
If you do a timelapse they phase in and out and flick about, all very strange.
I would say even if they aren't obvious a camera might pick something up especially the green layers.
Just use settings similar for stars.
Roger Parsons
06 November 2023 05:46:08
I see there is an Amber Alert now - 05.45hrs. Yesterday's was a Red Alert.
Check this link for the data:
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Retron
06 November 2023 06:03:29
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

I see there is an Amber Alert now - 05.45hrs. Yesterday's was a Red Alert.
Check this link for the data:
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
 


Thank you for the heads-up! I popped outside to see a lovely view of the moon, Venus and a few stars... and also the dawn light in the east, which would have obliterated any faint aurora. I'd forgotten it starts getting light so early on a clear day, as it's been so cloudy of late it's been gloomy even an hour later.

I must remember to check that site when I get up tomorrow morning, it's meant to be another clear night tonight.
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06 November 2023 08:02:32
I don't know what to make of three photos included in the gallery link.
I saw this too before I went out with proper camera, I thought it was a contrail being illuminated almost directly overhead but I have seen tendril like structures in other aurora photos.
It was fairly wide and straight running NW-SE.

Those photos were from someone nearby's phone.

https://postimg.cc/gallery/Dbxz24t 
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06 November 2023 08:49:25
Originally Posted by: four 

I don't know what to make of three photos included in the gallery link.
I saw this too before I went out with proper camera, I thought it was a contrail being illuminated almost directly overhead but I have seen tendril like structures in other aurora photos.
It was fairly wide and straight running NW-SE.

Those photos were from someone nearby's phone.

https://postimg.cc/gallery/Dbxz24t 



It was this I think, very much like shown on wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEVE 
ozone_aurora
06 November 2023 09:33:58
Very nice capture four!

Didn't really see the aurora when I looked from Ringinglow, Sheffield, and there was a lot of cloud about, but manage to capture several pics on my 2 cameras; I believe Steve was in too!

How does one upload these onto TWO (I have Facebook and Flickr account)?
Roger Parsons
06 November 2023 13:39:41
A selection of photos from up this way.. Enjoy. 😀

Northern Lights shine over Yorkshire and Lincolnshire landmarks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-67332278 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
lanky
06 November 2023 13:47:53
Originally Posted by: lanky 

That's come out really well IMO.

Sadly I live too far south and have too much light pollution to see anything that good here

What is that shaft of light coming up about half way across the aurora display ?



Helen Willetts was showing some Weather Watchers photos from last night on the weather forecast on BBC1 a few minutes ago and mentioned these shafts of light which you caught in your photo by the look of it. They are called STEVE's as described in the link below

https://www.livescience.com/mysterious-aurora-like-phenomenon-steve-appears-during-strongest-solar-storm-for-more-than-half-a-decade 
Martin
Richmond, Surrey
ozone_aurora
06 November 2023 15:51:42
How does one upload photos and videos onto TWO, please (I have Facebook and Flickr account)? 
Tim A
06 November 2023 20:14:14
I looked last night and again tonight (on a hill looking into N Yorkshire) when it briefly went up to Amber but have seen nothing. What I want to know is how visible is it to the naked eye , the photos capture it much better. 
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ozone_aurora
06 November 2023 20:49:00
Originally Posted by: Tim A 

I looked last night and again tonight (on a hill looking into N Yorkshire) when it briefly went up to Amber but have seen nothing. What I want to know is how visible is it to the naked eye , the photos capture it much better. 


What I saw W of Sheffield last night (5 Nov) was really nothing!

On 18 September, the aurora appeared as faint reddish tint in the clear part of upper northern skies but that was all. A really good aurora, of course, would be clearly visible and quite spectacular but it would have to in deep rural areas, and usually occur only in the far north.

Cameras can capture anything that are very barely visible to human eyes. Got some quite good pictures of the aurora of last nights and that of 18 Sept. Would post them here if I knew how to.
ozone_aurora
06 November 2023 21:04:14
An amber alert has been issued. Standby for red alert. All can be seen here:-

https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
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07 November 2023 12:16:27
Photos do make it look stronger even on digital screen preview.
You can easily see a stronger show with naked eye if there isn't much light pollution.
But if you weren't particularly looking you might hardly notice as it comes and goes 
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