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NLC 2015 (and Aurora)

NLC 2015

The season has started with a nice display over Scotland and it promises to be a good one.

This was taken by Luke Longhorn on the 27/28 May 2015 with his i phone while Flying at 32,000 ft over Birmingham

He was flying with Alan Clitherow who managed to catch it on the ground from his home outside Edinburgh later that night.

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This photo is my first sighting this season, taken from my croft in Glenbarry, NE Scotland on the 2nd/3rd June 2015. A small but nice display and quite bright with a 1sec exposure at f5.6

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Alan Tough caught the same display from his home in Elgin, NE Scotland

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Alan Clitherow got this spectacular shot of NLC over Edinburgh on the night of 11/12 June 2015

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For a change, in the middle of NLC season, a CME hit the Earth on the 22nd June 2015. The resultant aurora was seen by Mary Spicer from her home in Tackley, Oxfordshire, were she took this amazing photo.

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On the 28/29 June I was lucky enough to catch this display, despite the thick cloud that seemed to come and go.

It ws 30dg high and 90dg wide and quite bright.

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Alan Clitherow caught the same display from Ceres moor out side Edinburgh with this beautiful panorama.

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Mary Spicer caught this nice little display from her home in Tackley, Oxfordshire on the 5/6 July 2015

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The same night, Paul Crossland took this spectacular shot from Wigg Island, Runcorn, Cheshire.

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Also spotting NLC on the 5/6 July was Alastair McBeath from his home in Morpeth, Northumberland.

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What must have been a large display, but I only caught the bit below the cloud on the 15/16 July from my croft in Glenbarry, NE Scotland

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Alastair McBeath also saw the same display from his home in Morpeth, Northumberland.

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Mary Spicer took this amazing photo from her window in Tackley, Oxfordshire on the 17/18 July.

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Steve Hubbard also caught this display from Great Yarmouth on the same day.

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On the 18/19 July I had a clear night initially, but only got these bands on the northern horizon, from my croft in Glenbarry, NE Scotland.

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At last on the 21/22 July I got a clear night in Glenbarry, NE Scotland,  and a cracking display which reached a hight of 45degrees by 02.30UT

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The 23/24 July saw another mostly clear night but with cloud on the northern horizon. However, just peeking through was a little bit of NLC

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