Heads up!Literally. Aurora red alert just been issued for whole of the UK

Discussion in 'Meteo & Astro' started by Teepee, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Biggest geomagnetic storm in years in progress now. I'm off out.

    Once seen, never forgotten.
  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Thick fog here :rage: . Thanks for the alert anyway.
  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Wandered into park.... heavy cloud cover :(
  4. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Yeah all black here unfortunately.
  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

  6. Cliff Lee-Buechel

    Cliff Lee-Buechel Summit Camper

    Clear skys but to much light pollution :arghh:
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Getting very misty here too and the mist is freezing. Nothing yet but a dog turd on my trainers. :rolleyeses:
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member


    Nothing but the orange glow of Leeds and the sound of sirens :)
  9. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Looks like it could peak near midnight, it's long shot though.
  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    A supermoon, solar eclipse and aurora all in the same week, must be sign :blackalien:
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  11. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    ....and an exploding meteorite....

    It's been a week out of the norm for me. Hows the euromillions prize? I'm feeling lucky. :cigar:
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  12. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
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  13. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    saw the thread , stood in the garden for ages slight mist , could see stars no aurora though :frown:
  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I went out again at midnight to drive to the top of the hill, the fog was so thick I could hardly see the road. Zilch.

    Good old UK weather. :)


    From Kiruna, Arctic Sweden.

    A shame none of us saw it on Trek-Lite.

    An interesting fact about Aurora's are that they always occur around each Equinox as the earths magnetic field changes. If anyone is urged to travel to go to see them abroad, either leave now or wait for the autumn equinox for the very best chances and head to Abisko.
  15. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker


    So near yet so far, Derwent Reservoir last night.
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  16. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Lovely. :) I'm guessing that's the Lake district Derwent, not the Peaks Hedley?

    There's another (less severe) storm forecast for tonight but it'll not get further south than Northern Ireland by the looks of it.
  17. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker

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  18. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Drove by Derwent last Tues' on way to Blanchland for a nose around. Back over the moor via Rookhope and Allenheads.
  19. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    Aye land of the Prince Bishops Hedley , salt o the earth :wink:
  20. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Another red alert issued a few minutes ago! Aurora Borealis likely to reach us tonight; http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/

    Cloud forecast here all night in the Midlands. :(

    South west, wales, Northern Ireland and some parts of North west England look like being clear.
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  21. paul

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  22. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Northern Ireland/Scotland/N. Wales/N. England all looking good.
  23. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    DSC_0006.JPG.jpg From Barrow looking too Black Combe
  24. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

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