Residents of Scotland had the chance to witness some of the mesmerizing Northern Lights earlier this week. The natural phenomenon caused by geomagnetic storms from the Sun appears in the sky as green or aquamarine rays of light that shimmer and dance. According to a BBC report, the Northern Lights were mainly visible from Orkney in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south.
Those who were lucky enough to attend this exciting event shared the photos on social media and could definitely make you want to pack your bags and book a ticket to the venue right away. One of the people who witnessed the Northern Lights shared the photos on Twitter, adding in the caption, “I took 280 photos of the Northern Lights on Sunday night so hope you guys don’t mind me sharing a few more. I still love it.” I look great after seeing this amazing light show in Scotland.
I took 280 photos of the Northern Lights on Sunday night, so I hope you don’t mind if I share a few more. I still feel great after seeing this amazing light show in Scotland! #Dawn pic.twitter.com/5H7TwRehHn— Mountains of Scotland (@mtnsofscotland) 16 March 2022
Another fascinated aurora witness shared the stunning images on the microblogging website, adding in the caption: “I never saw anything like last night. Aurora borealis. Aurora borealis. »
Internet users were also impressed with the photos and videos of natural phenomena shared on social networks. Sharing their reaction to a sped-up video of the Northern Lights, one user commented, “Another view I’ve never seen face to face, plus photos, videos, etc., beautiful. Just stunning atmospheric effect of the Northern Lights. Others called the “spectacular” video.
Another sight I’ve never seen face to face, plus photos, videos, etc… awesome… just awesome atmospheric effect of the northern lights… ✨🙏✨👏✨— Sheena_Ingrid✨ (@gardenwatcher2) March 15, 2022
Speaking to the BBC, astronomer Steve Owens explained how the Northern Lights were visible in Scotland and said the Sun was emerging from a quiet phase in the star’s 11-year cycle of solar activity. Owens also added that the Sun going from minimum to maximum activity in the next few years increases the chances that people will be able to see space weather. According to Owens, these places far from light pollution in the north of Scotland are among the best places in the UK to see the Northern Lights, that is, if the sky was clear and the sun was active. .
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