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Dinsdale Piranha

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Has anybody reported any sightings today? Currently on holiday in Oslo, I have not seen anything yet but to be honest I've no idea what to look out for or how visible it could be from a city centre!

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Moons out! Must be some kind of mistake, a possible aurora with a clear sky....

Sent from my iPhone so excuse the typos!

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Just received a AMBER Aurora alert.

So it's possible that Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England might have a display of Aurora tonight.

Good luck guys and girls.

Dinsdale

Beat me to it! Thanks for the heads up. Will go and have a look now.

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Has anybody reported any sightings today? Currently on holiday in Oslo, I have not seen anything yet but to be honest I've no idea what to look out for or how visible it could be from a city centre! 

Try to get somewhere dark if you can, when I was in Reykjavik they drove us out to dark sites.  That's not to say it's impossible, but will increase your chances.

Carole 

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Just got kicked out of the history museum grounds as they were closing up :( bit stuffed in the city as there are lights everywhere that mess with any photos, however we did have a lovely first sighting from the outside of the flat so still really pleased!!

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Just got kicked out of the history museum grounds as they were closing up :( bit stuffed in the city as there are lights everywhere that mess with any photos, however we did have a lovely first sighting from the outside of the flat so still really pleased!!

Your in the right place there, not much chance in chester!  :sad:

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Lots of pictures appearing on twitter including photos from as far south as Somerset, so if you have clear skies worth a look (its lashing down with rain here  :sad:  )

Helen

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It's actually pretty clear here for a change tonight. I'll keep a look out but no aurora signs so far :smiley:

Interesting that you have heavy rain Helen, as you are not far from me as the (soggy) crow flies.

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Negative here in Cambridgeshire. Just come in from a windy observing session and, whilst I was mainly pointing the scope south east, I couldn't pick anything up when I turned northwards. Bright moon I guess is making things tricky.

Amazing if people are seeing things in Somerset!

Cloud rolled in to north now so no chance any longer.

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Lots of pictures appearing on twitter including photos from as far south as Somerset, so if you have clear skies worth a look (its lashing down with rain here  :sad:  )

Helen

Oh ! any links ? How does one keep tabs on all of this social media stuff ? !

I got the usual alerts (Aurora watch, amateur radio, WingKp etc) and went out in N.Somerset,

a little south of John

and saw only a thin haze of blue-white tending greenish white at times

8- 8.30 ish and again 9 - 9-40ish ) very low on the north horizon.

Thought it was all a usual damp squib ( no pics here ! )

Thought it was the usual "might have been" as Kp was at 7 predicted 9 Wow

Bz is still high and south but no aurora and AuroraWatch not hopeful, oh , ,  / crashed again !

correction : back but still only amber blocks under a (nice!)wiggly line

perhaps another  trip in the car is indicated :) >>>

hope springs eternal :)

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Nothing here in N Yorks but then I've got too much sky glow to the North from Teeside. I took some images but I can't pick up anything other than orange.

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I went out and had a look. I'm up on the Cambridgeshire / Lincolnshire border. Whilst the sky did seem a little brighter than I was expecting, I couldn't see anything.

I wonder if I had used the camera, it may well have picked something up as all the images that I've seen showed Aurora very low down...

Cheers

Dinsdale.

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Went out several times over the evening, but I couldn't discern anything amongst all the LP on my northern horizon (from Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford).

Beginning to think 6-Apr-2000 is going to be a one-off for me

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Was a superb evening in Norfolk. On the advice of a twitter friend @chunder10 - I headed to the coast and booked into the backpackers hostel at Burnham Deepdale (£40 per night for a room with an en-suite) and managed despite the moon to see and photograph the aurora - my 1st time ever seeing. Was tough as the moon was so bright, but I set up in the shade of a tree and have these two pics.

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It was very faintly perceptible to the naked eye down here in Hampshire.  Long exposure pics unsurprisingly made it look a lot better and I'm happy to see it again after too long a time since my last sighting of it!

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