Mar 2, 2011

Northern lights

There was a display of the northern lights last night. It was much more of an ark across the northern sky which is far more usual than a full on show of search lights and curtains. It did kick off onto a larger display at times but all in all it was quite modest. The display was called around the back of eight last night on the local Orkney forum . When I saw it was starting I had a look at the NOAA site in the blog side bar and it was glowing dark red which is always a good sign. That was fifteen or sixteen hours ago and the alert is still going on so this is a long one. It was still showing in the north as I went to bed late last night. At the moment it is concentrated over the north coast of Canada. I don’t know if the storm will last till darkness tonight but fingers crossed it will.

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