Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sunset and Aurora Alert

Last night's sunset, taken from Ardnamurchan's north coast, showing a sun that looked like Jupiter.

A major aurora event is happening at the moment - not that we have much chance of seeing the northern lights as it hardly gets dark here during the midsummer months.  This picture was taken from the AuroraWatch site, and there's more about what's happening on the sun at the EarthSky site.

Many thanks to Ritchie Dinnes for the sunset picture.


  1. I've just seen the lights two nights in a row in Sheffield, but the heat haze at night doesn't help. Keep positive, Jon..a double peak of solar activity late in the year, plus Comet Ison. I hope you get your wish.

  2. I use the Aurorawatch as a weather forecast - if I get an aurora alert, I know it's going to be cloudy! :-(

  3. Looking for the northern lights is addictive. The more you don't see them, the more you try, and the more you try, the cloudier the weather gets.

    On the positive side, the nights are getting darker, there's still a way to go in the sunspot cycle, and, yes, we have a comet to look forward to.

    Thanks for the comments. Jon