Splendid aurora observed on 15th March

Yesterday evening, following much agitation of the Earth’s magnetic field, an aurora (the northern lights) was viewed by many from the north of Scotland. Poor weather in other areas may have prevented views further south.

BAA member Denis Buczynski captured a few images of the display from Portmahomack, which will give a flavour for what was seen.  These were taken between 20:58 and 23:48 with a Canon 400D and a 28mm lens at f2.8 at ISO 800.  Exposures were all about 30 secs.


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