Observation by Jimmy Fraser: Active aurora 13-14 March 2022

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Jimmy Fraser


Jimmy Fraser


2022 Mar 13 - 23:33


2022 Mar 14 - 22:49



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Field centre

RA: 02h31m
Dec: +48°26'
Position angle: +30°09'

Field size

55° × 38°

  • Fuji XT4
  • Fuji 23mm f/2

Exposure 0.5 sec, f/2 and ISO 3200


Alness, Scotland.

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Active aurora 13-14 March 2022

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Observed this bright and active aurora from about 23.15 to 00.20 UT. Originally a quiet arc about 20° high it seemed set to stay that way in the rather bright moonlight. Eventually rays began to appear below the arc which gradually developed into a bright rayed band. The moonlight continued to dim the display somewhat. I was busy taking images with the camera and then at 23.55 UT bright and rapid 'flaming' appeared on the cameras LCD panel - the view was so good on the LCD I eventually decided to try filming it 'live' - the video can be found here: https://youtu.be/isxFWtRb-rI

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Nick James
Nick James, 2022 Mar 14 - 23:20 UTC

It was a lovely display and your real-time video really shows how dynamic it was. I was just up the road from you so it will be interesting to compare images taken at the same time.

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