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Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

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Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

Staying in Dornie end of October, is it far enough north to have a chance of seeing the northern lights on a clear night when there is increased solar activity?

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1. Re: Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

If there's extreme solar activity you can see the Northern Lights in Central and Southern Europe as well. But I wouldn't hold my breath.

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2. Re: Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

From back in March, when there was a lot of solar activity: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands…

Basically head north as far as you can; avoid towns; hope for big sunspots and good clear nights.

It's worth giving it a go but it's no certainty. You have to go to Northern Norway to have a really significant chance of seeing them.

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3. Re: Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

Thanks both, I appreciate it's unlikely but got to be better than home in southern England or Oban in the summer time when it dosn't get really dark. We will be enjoying Dornie and highlands regardless of the northern lights!

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4. Re: Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News081…

And as far as i know nobody reported seeing the northern lights on the 17th in Scotland.

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5. Re: Northern Lights Possible from Dornie end of Oct

This Google map is really helpful:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms…

The flickr site should show map locations of where the photos were taken: flickr.com/groups/aurora-research-scotland/

And ubiquitous Twitter account http://twitter.com/aurorawatchuk

All from http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/

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