Tag Archive | northern lights

The Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights In England, Scotland, Wales / UK [Feb 27, 2014]

Watch the aurora borealis light show over Scotland

BBC > Graeme Whipps Photo

 

 

Northern Lights illuminate the UK

 

BBC photo

 

Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Illuminate UK

8 stunning images as aurora borealis light up U.K. sky

 

 

Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights – Feb 18th, 19th & 20th+ [2014]

I hadn’t even planned on a new blog entry, but I can’t pass up a great opportunity to share with anyone who’s up this late in the U.S. – the geomagnetic storm happening now is rendering some amazing green and magenta sky sprites!

I’m reposting my webcam list from my previous entry so you can go watch!

North View – Porjus, Lapland, Sweden

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West View

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East View

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All sky View

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Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights on Feb. 14th – 15th, 2014

UPDATE MARCH 8, 2014: An updated and more thorough aurora webcam list is here: https://cousinbelles.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-feb-18th-2014

If you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day like me (hey, I’m single), entertain yourself by watching the Northern Lights! Tonight and tomorrow night’s auroras will be GREENRED, AND MAGENTA!! There’s apparently a geomagnetic storm heading our way, making the most out of the Earth’s magnetic phenomenon.

Please check out AuroraMax webcam based in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada.

In case I haven’t posted all of these previously, here’s a list I’m compiling so you can watch them, too:

North View – Porjus, Lapland, Sweden

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 West View

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East View

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All sky View

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ENJOY GOD’S WONDERS!

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From Home – AstronomyNorth

Tonight

Friday, February 14

ACTIVE (POSSIBLE G2 STORM)

Activity Level: 7.0/10
Early Aurora: 6.5/10
Overnight Aurora: 7.5/10
Peak Intensity: 7.5/10
Colour: Green/Red/Magenta
NOTE: Geomagnetic field conditions
will be unsettled with active periods
and possible G1 (Minor) and G2
(Moderate) geomagnetic storms
overnight
. Peak activity is expected
in the hours before and after local
midnight. To watch the Northern
Lights above Yellowknife in real
time, check out AuroraMAX Live.
Real Time Information 

…………………
Current Magnetic Field

Status
…………………
Other Data
Space Weather Now

NOAA 3-Day Forecast

Current Oval (OVATION)

AuroraMAX Live

…………………
Activity Charts
CALM 2.5
MODERATE 3.5
MODERATE 4.5
ACTIVE 5.0

Long-Range Forecast

Saturday, February 15

ACTIVE (POSSIBLE G2 STORM EARLY MORNING)

Activity Level: 6.5/10
Early Aurora: 6.5/10
Overnight Aurora: 6.5/10
Peak Intensity: 6.5/10
Colour: Green/Red/Magenta

Scandinavian Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights Webcams & Photos

UPDATE MARCH 8, 2014: An updated and more thorough aurora webcam list is here: https://cousinbelles.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-feb-18th-2014

Hey everybody, there’s a light show going on as we speak! Solar flares might be responsible for this latest and brightest phenomenon.

Since my last post about the Northern Lights, I wanted to give you a website for checking out Scandinavian webcams: http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/auroral-activity/webcams. Go now!!

It’s a page that shows webcams from Norway, Finland and Sweden – if you “scroll” through the webcams starting with the first one at the top (use the left and right arrow buttons), I noticed that the webcams start cycling through automatically. That said, you should know that sometimes the webcams are covered in clouds, snow, or moonlight, so auroras aren’t always visible. But when they are, they’re spectacular!

This is a webcam screen shot I took Feb 6th from Tromsø, Norway – check out the neon green  (I think it’s an antenna in the center):

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And now check out from tonight (Feb 7th), just a few minutes ago:

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TromsoCamFeb7_4

TromsoCamFeb7_5

And even one in Anderes, Norway:

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In order to see where Auroras are most likely, check out this NOAA page for an updated map that refreshes every 30 seconds.

Check Out The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Tonight!!

How I wish there was a real-time Northern Lights webcam – but alas, there is not that I can find operating anywhere in the world!

However, without delay, please check out the AuroraMax High-Definition cam that’s live. It’s located in the town of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

The link is on behalf of the government of Canadian Space Agency – thanks, eh!!

If you’re into this sort of thing like I am, I follow the AuroraMax alerts on Twitter so I can be sure to check out the Northern Lights.

Here are 2 webcam screen shots I got from the above site – the first shows a faint green and pink ribbon, and the second shows a very bright neon green showstopper!

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I have actually seen the aurora borealis for my own eyes in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; I used to live there and saw their greeny splendor (well, they were green that night). I can’t really explain the beautiful, yet eerie nature of their appearance and movement. They’re sometimes referred to as “sky sprites”, which I think is accurate. They’re like color-changing, shape-shifting neon curtains that sway slowly and gracefully in the night sky…visually, they’re kind of difficult to keep track of since they appear, change “shape”, disappear, and reform. Yeah, it’s kinda like that.

While I’m at it, feel free to check out another Northern Lights webcam in Fairbanks, Alaska from Ronn Murray’s Photography – they maintain the “Alaska Aurora Webcam“. Ronn Murray Photography is also on Twitter.

Below are 3 screen shots from that webcam – notice the variations  and intensities of the lights:

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Apparently, we’ve got incoming solar flares, so perhaps the show will be brighter and more intense Feb 1st and Feb. 2nd…? AURORAMAX ALERT • A G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm Watch is now in effect.

Check out what the Northern Lights look like in “real time”:

Enjoy God’s natural wonders,

Cousin Belle