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Jan to May 2014

Aurora reports for 2014

Despite the sun being at the high point in its cycle, aurora are few & far between, with most sightings confined to northern Scotland.

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The first sighting this year was taken by Alan Tough from Elgin on the 7/8 Feb showing the cloud problems

we often encounter.

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  Alan Tough shooting from Lossiemouth caught this ray rising above the green & cloudy horizon

on the 8/9 Feb

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  A nice panorama taken by Pete Sherman on the 9/10 Feb

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  Another panorama taken by Pete Sherman on the 16/17 Feb. This aurora was the result of a

coronal hole.

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Simon Kidd caght this display from the sea front at Reykjavik, Iceland on the 24/25 Feb.

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The Great Storm

 On the 27th February at 1600UT a coronal mass ejection hit Earth, causing wide spread active aurora visible as far south as northern France. The display was visible from 19.30 on and it was still reaching 25dg high at 0300 on the 28th, when I gave in.

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  This photo was taken by Alan Clitherow from Central Scotland after the strongest part of the storm. 

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The display was also seen by Mell Jeffery from north Yorkshire.

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This panorama was taken from my croft in Glenbarry, NE Scotland at 2230 during the most active time.

It reached to the overhead(90dg hi) and was 180dg wide.

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This photo shows the left edge of the display, with the Pleiades being coloured red!!!

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This photo was taken with the camers pointing directly overhead, & captures the Plough & the Pole Star.

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This spectacular corona was taken by Simon Kidd from Skaftafell in Iceland showing the intensity of the storm from further north.

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This spectacular shot was taken by Alan Tough from Elgin at 2016 on the 27th showing the display well under way.

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