pellinore Posted February 27 #1 Share Posted February 27 (edited) Light pollution is a problem, so if it is cloudless, it may be worth a drive somewhere without street lights. Shimmering greens, purples and pinks of the northern lights appeared in the night sky across Britain and Ireland on Sunday night in a display that reached as far south as Hertfordshire and Cornwall. The light spectacle, also known as an aurora, is usually most visible near the Earth’s magnetic north and south poles when high-speed electrically charged particles from space collide with gas molecules in Earth’s upper atmosphere. Occasionally, this occurrence can be seen in the night sky over Britain. The Met Office forecast clear conditions across the UK for Sunday night, saying the aurora borealis “may be visible as far south as central England tonight where skies remain clear”, adding that the lights are likely to be seen again on Monday night. Northern lights dazzle across Scotland, Ireland and south through England | UK weather | The Guardian Edited February 27 by pellinore 3 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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