Thursday, October 13, 2005

Aurora Over Redhill

Took this photo last night from the side hatch.

As you probably know, we live on a narrow boat in the sticks, and there’s very little light interference down here on the marina. This is looking over the opposite bank at around 22:45.

I’ve never seen a proper aurora this far south (we live in The Midlands now, on the junction of the Soar and Trent, which is the Nottingham/Leicester/Derbyshire kinda area).

Back in the days when I lived up north, it was pretty standard this time of year, but you had to get out of the city and sit on a hill somewhere to see it.

Makes it feel like Winter’s coming. Time to sweep the chimney, put on extra ropes, and batten down some hatches.

NB: You can get info on daily northern hemisphere auroral activity from the Space Environment Centre in Boulder, Colorado.