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After a while dodging clouds, wintry showers and sea spray without much to show for it other than some moonlit night scenes, I was thinking it was time to give up and head home to bed. Then during a brief break in the clouds the Bz tipped sharply south giving a bright colourful display of the northern lights. Despite the bright moonlight the red aurora was clearly visible to the naked eye - what would it have looked like on a moonless night!

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Image captured near Castletown, Caithness just before midnight on the 14th Feb. Camera setting - ISO 800, 20s @ f/3.5. Luckily the moon went behind some thin cloud at this point allowing a slightly longer exposure without washing out the foreground. It would be good to have a dimmer switch for the Moon sometimes :laugh:

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Impressive colour. I think to moon lights up the foreground nicely. It may hide the aurora a little but adds to the 'photographic' element of the pic. Very nice photo.

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Just noticed I put the wrong date down for the above photo - it was on the 15th February. [Anyone know how you edit posts?]

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