What a dull and dismal weather type day yesterday was. It never really got light. It rained and it was cold. I never even ventured down to the shedudio.
In the evening with curtains closed tight and blanket round knees in front of wood stove. Then in came the alert.
most Auroras take place in the early hours of the morning. But this
was 9.30p.m. Great excitement. The Dawn Patroller set off to Cairnbulg
where it is darker. We have no street lights where we live, but our
neighbours insist on security lighting such as you normally see round a
the left the orange glow is the bonfire still burning from the night
before. The white light is the Beacon warning shipping of rocks. And
above the clouds the Aurora has commenced. Above that are the stars.
After such a dank, depressing day, who would have expected this clear
Taken from a different angle showing the stars.
house you see is called 'The Lookout' and as its name implies looks out
over the sea. The slight orange glow to its right are the street
lights of Fraserburgh.
The Aurora continued for some hours.
one above by our Aurora watcher and alerter, Lesley Jennings. Top two
by the Dawn Patroller. Lesley somehow manages to remain outside and
awake until all is over.
And let us all know when the show is on!
the time I had spread the word ( from the warmth inside) a lot of
people managed to see the Aurora for the first time. Which pleased me
as I am sure some of my friends thought I was making it up......