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Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:20 pm
by smeggypants
Northern lights could be visible across the UK – even in the south

worth keeping an eye out

Image

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/09/northern-lights-visible-across-uk-england

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:06 am
by Channel Hopper
While it is difficult to predict the best time to watch, BBC 2's Stargazing Live says it will most likely be visible from around 00.30am until 3am this morning.



Fuck that !

(I might stay up somewhat beyond my bedtime if Liz Bonnin turns up in lingerie for the programme :hubba: ).

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:24 am
by smeggypants
Well bugger all.Oh well :)

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:48 am
by Dolls

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:56 am
by smeggypants



I wish I'd poked my head outside and had a look now :( :oops:

Anyone see them?

Are they back tonight?

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:18 am
by Dolls
More pics, simply stunning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26378027

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:47 am
by chinchin
Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:57 am
by smeggypants
Dolls wrote:More pics, simply stunning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26378027


:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:19 am
by wotsit2
chinchin wrote:Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

same problem here too chins :mad1:

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:39 am
by smeggypants
wotsit2 wrote:
chinchin wrote:Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

same problem here too chins :mad1:


We had the street lights in my road converted to LED Lighting a few months ago. There's a lot less light pollutions the lights face downwards and you can actually see the correct colour of each wheelie bin now the hideous orange sodium lights have gone.

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:55 am
by Stanley Tweedle
smeggypants wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:
chinchin wrote:Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

same problem here too chins :mad1:


We had the street lights in my road converted to LED Lighting a few months ago. There's a lot less light pollutions the lights face downwards and you can actually see the correct colour of each wheelie bin now the hideous orange sodium lights have gone.


I prefer the old orange ones. These white ones are too bright. I wouldn't like one right outside my bedroom window.

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:59 am
by wotsit2
Stanley Tweedle wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:
chinchin wrote:Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

same problem here too chins :mad1:


We had the street lights in my road converted to LED Lighting a few months ago. There's a lot less light pollutions the lights face downwards and you can actually see the correct colour of each wheelie bin now the hideous orange sodium lights have gone.


I prefer the old orange ones. These white ones are too bright.I wouldn't like one right outside my bedroom window.

i have stan . bloody thing :mad1:

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:36 pm
by smeggypants
wotsit2 wrote:
Stanley Tweedle wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:
chinchin wrote:Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

same problem here too chins :mad1:


We had the street lights in my road converted to LED Lighting a few months ago. There's a lot less light pollutions the lights face downwards and you can actually see the correct colour of each wheelie bin now the hideous orange sodium lights have gone.


I prefer the old orange ones. These white ones are too bright.I wouldn't like one right outside my bedroom window.

i have stan . bloody thing :mad1:



the white LED lights they've replaced round here are actually dimmer than the sodium lights we have before. At least I can see the colours of the wheelie bins now

Shoot it out wots :)

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:22 pm
by smeggypants
I shall have a look tonight

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:46 pm
by mecheller38
Stanley Tweedle wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:
chinchin wrote:Didn't see them here, but too much light pollution is my guess .

same problem here too chins :mad1:


We had the street lights in my road converted to LED Lighting a few months ago. There's a lot less light pollutions the lights face downwards and you can actually see the correct colour of each wheelie bin now the hideous orange sodium lights have gone.


I prefer the old orange ones. These white ones are too bright. I wouldn't like one right outside my bedroom window.


Same here. our street got with it about 3 years ago with big white light bright lamposts that are really bright and got rid of the orange #"wee willie winky" ones that looked like they had an orange lantern on the end. Bloody pointless things they were but the new ones are really bright.

Don't think i've actually seen the Northern Lights but never really looked.

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:04 am
by smeggypants
Can't see anything here and there's clouds. Oh well

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:09 pm
by phild05
Northern Lights visible in Manchester? :rofl: But they actually were and I feckin missed it :evil:
Oh well, I'll take a look next time round..................

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:16 pm
by wotsit2
i was up and about from 2.30 am onwards . bloody cloudy ... as usual :roll:

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:13 pm
by phild05
There was a guy on FB earlier saying his geiger counter was going crazy while all this was going on. Probably nothing to worry about, I thought the lights were mainly magnetic fields and stuff.............

Northern lights could be visible across the UK

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:12 am
by smeggypants
phild05 wrote:There was a guy on FB earlier saying his geiger counter was going crazy while all this was going on. Probably nothing to worry about, I thought the lights were mainly magnetic fields and stuff.............


Well geiger counters measure ionising radiation so it's likely I guess