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Large solar storm brings spectacular views of the aurora

Updated 24 June 2015 The Space Weather team at the Met Office has been keeping a close eye on solar activity over recent days. A large solar storm resulted in the northern lights being seen as far south as Dorset and … Continue reading

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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

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Giant sun spot moves back into view

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is closely monitoring what was the biggest sun spot in the current 11-year solar cycle as it rotates back onto the face of the Sun. When it last faced the Earth it was … Continue reading

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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

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Met Office keeping a close eye on space weather

The Met Office will be keeping a close eye on the Sun over the coming days after a recent surge in its activity. It’s fairly common for eruptions from the Sun (often called “space weather”) to occur, and these are … Continue reading

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Northern Lights over the UK

Guest blog: Sarah Reay, British Geological Survey Many people in the UK were treated to a fine display of the northern lights (aurora borealis) on Sunday night. This was seen widely throughout Scotland and the north of England. There is … Continue reading

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