Possibility of seeing the aurora in the UK this evening.

There’s a geomagnetic storm tonight which is generating the aurora much further south than normal. The storm is currently at “level 7”. This means if you live on the yellow line on this map, (this one, for the US), you should be able to see it, cloud cover permitting.

If you live further south, you’ll have to hope the storm hits level 8 or 9 (unless I’ve misunderstood the way that map works).

To see the lights, head somewhere where you can see the northern horizon and look at it sometime around (or before) midnight. Good luck!


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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