/ Aurora Borealis
I was on a skiing holiday in Lapland last week and got an incredible sighting one evening.
I was also surprised at the quality of the downhill skiing - not the length and size of the Alps. A bit like Scotland in terms of length and variety, but on a superb deep snow base and almost empty floodlit pistes. Bitterly cold though and you have to not mind drag lifts.
Any pictures? I've been contemplating going to Tromso this year specifically to see the lights.
Unfortunsately not. I've only got a simple compact. To get good pics you will need something like a 10 second exposure camera and a tripod.
Thanks for bringing the snow back with you :-)
What type did you see?
The large bands of green that move very slowly...
Or the mix of greens and reds that clearly move fairly quickly?
aye, seen it once on the plane back from a day trip to iceland...
great to see it for real
> What type did you see?
Mainly the wavy bands of green which moved slowly from east to west over a period of 7 minutes with intermittant streaks of red and yellow included . These were preceded by a hallo of white.
Absolutely stunning to watch
Lovely display in Scotland last week.....
Ah well. I don't know anything about photography but would have been good to catch. Made up you got to see them.
Which resort were you at? "Lapland" covers four different countries! :-)
Nice one. I have only ever managed to see it once, and that was from the A66!
> Lovely display in Scotland last week.....
Shetland, Moray Coast, Fife and probably a few other areas as well. Last Thursday night.
I've seen them in Cheshire! Full show, red and green shimmering curtains. In July 2000.
Apparantly they came out a couple of nights later, but we were asleep!
I saw them at the seafront at Stonehaven end of last year, the forecast wasn't that strong either.
If you know it, the Cairn O'Mount road is a good spot on a clear night - very little light pollution up there.
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