Altrincham Aurora

Walking back from the observatory I notice a white/green arc low to the north. I thought maybe aurora but unlikely!

By the time I was home it had to be and there were occasional rays growing upwards. A quick 'phone around was in order. Colin H, Mark C, Paul B and Mike C.

I dragged out Sue at ~22:15, 'I cannot see anything'. Disappears back into the warmth.

About 5 minutes later big bright shafts of green, white, pink and red grew rapidly up past Polaris in the NNW. A big bright pulsating, shimmering curtain drowned out any light pollution.

A deep red pervaded the sky further west and then up towards the zenith.

In 20 minutes it was over. Not bad from the back garden!

by Paul


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