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Tag Archives: northern lights
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
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 aurora, aurora borealis, coronal mass ejection, northern lights, solar cycle, solar storm 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
Space Weather Centre one year old
The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) has been operating for one year this month. Space Weather can impact all our lives, in particular the technology which we rely on and it is the study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged aurora, Geomagnetic storm, Met Office, MOSWOC, northern lights, space weather, Sun Comments Off on Space Weather Centre one year old
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
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged aurora, cme, Geomagnetic storm, Met Office, northern lights, power grid, solar flare, solar storm, space weather, sunspot 1 Comment
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
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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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged aurora borealis, cme, coronal mass ejection, northern lights, space weather 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 aurora borealis, cme, coronal mass ejection, Geomagnetic storm, northern lights, space weather, Sun 5 Comments
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged astronomy, aurora, bgs, borealis, British Geological Survey, cme, coronal mass ejection, Earth's magnetic field, Geomagnetic storm, Met Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, northern lights, space, stargazing, weather Comments Off on Northern Lights over the UK
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