Aurora Service prediction of an aurora in the hours before midnight and the night clear and still - this is a trawler passing below our house at half past nine - we kept an eye on the Mull Willowbank website until around ten, when it began to record the start of an event.
The event lasted about an hour before it began to fade.
Forecasting an aurora is an inexact science, and this wasn't a great event, but it was good to have a prediction work. Although the Aurora Service forecast is for solar activity to quieten over the next few days, there's an event going on at the moment, but....
This was dawn this morning, with the sun now rising to the left of Maclean's Nose at ten to seven. All the signs are that we're to enjoy another pleasant, if not as sunny, day.
Many thanks to Out&About for the picture.