Tag Archives: aurora borealis

Will you see the Aurora borealis this week?

Over the past few nights, clear skies have allowed skygazers in some parts of the UK to see the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights). In particular, northern parts of Scotland have been treated to some stunning displays. During autumn and … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Keep your eyes peeled for aurora borealis

Now we are in Autumn and the nights are getting longer the chances of seeing the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), particularly in the northern parts of the UK, is once again on the increase. The science behind this is … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Will you see the aurora borealis in the UK?

There is a chance you could see the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) tonight in the UK, particularly in the northern half of the country. However, there will be  widespread fog tonight (Monday 2 November), which could be dense in places and … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The chances of seeing the aurora borealis in the UK increases

Over the next few weeks the likelihood of seeing the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) here on Earth is on the increase as two space weather phenomena coincide. What are these phenomena? Firstly, the Sun goes through an 11 year solar cycle, … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Northern Lights continue for the UK

There could be another chance to see the Northern Lights tonight (18 March) in the UK, but we are not expecting sightings to be as widespread as last night. The lights are the result of the biggest solar storm in 11 years. … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , ,

Northern Lights reach the UK

Anyone in the Midlands, and further north, might have a chance of catching sight of the northern lights tonight. Occasionally there are large explosions on the Sun and huge amounts of magnetically charged particles are thrown out into space, this … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Space weather brings Northern Lights to UK

You may be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the northern lights in Scotland, and if you are really lucky in northern England and Northern Ireland, late Friday night into Saturday morning. The aurora borealis is caused as a … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments