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Did you see? (For the North-West of Scotland).

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:08 am
by Owen
Seven of us camped out at Loch Na Droma Buidhe near Oronsey Island, Loch Sunart on Saturday night. We were treated to a spectacular display of the Northern Lights. They were bright enough to be reflected off the water. Did anyone else see them?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:04 am
by Simon Willis
Didn't see them, but would have liked to very much. What time of the night did they start?

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:56 pm
by ColinS
Hi,
We were staying in Arisaig and saw the Northern Lights at 22:00 hrs – dancing over the Sleat Penninsula. A band of green on the horizon with ‘searchlights’ appearing and fading. Patches of pale greenish light present at different times & quadrants during the evening. The main show seemed to last about 20 mins or so. Saturday turned out to be a great day in the Mallaig area (much better than the east coast I believe).

The best display I have ever seen was from Glen Borrodale on Loch Sunart a few years ago with flashes and bands of reds, yellows and greens. That is the only time I have seen colours other than green or white.

There is a forecast service here:
http://www.dcs.lancs.ac.uk/iono/aurorawatch/

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:14 pm
by lg18
Argh, oh no! We were camping just round the headland S of Arisaig on Sat night, and saw no aurora - disaster! Fantastic stars, though - as good as the Seychelles. The beach was facing S, so I suppose we looking the wrong direction for the aurora. Lucky you!

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:25 pm
by naefearjustbeer
Mike Marshall and co who are up here on a surfing trip were treated to the northern lights the other night. They were camped out at Torisdale Beach at Bettyhill

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:44 pm
by ls
3 of us camping on the Summer Isles saw them at about 21:50 Saturday, and they lasted about 15 minutes that we saw to the N / NW.