I've been out trying to identify the stars and planets with a little success although I dont know if I really have got them right
can we see the northern lights from the uk or is that a stupid quesstion?
Nope not at all - a common sight in Scotland and they are visible in Southern england on occasion - but its unlikley at the moment as we are going through a very long period of solar inactivity - active aurorae follow periods of solar activity and we are currently at a 50 year minimum ( presumably cos I forked out £400 on a solar telescope)
If I get any more info or know of any likley displays I will post it here
Keep at the star watching it took me months for it all to click - but it became very pleasurable after that
I will post some basic guides when I get a sec
If you don't see the Aurora normally at your latitude, keep an eye to the sky an hour or so after dusk to see a most beautiful (but maybe a harbinger of climate change) in the sky. These electric blue clouds have been around a while they are called Noctilucent Clouds or Polar Mesosphereic Clouds. They are normally found at higher latitudes, but recently have been seen more frequently and at lower latitudes. I know that throughout the UK they get pretty good views of them.
I got a chance to develop science lessons for the educational outreach while in Alaska.
NASA AIM site;
the Hampton University site:
I would love to see them first hand.
I have been lucky enough to see them quite often, living in the far north of scotland if the conditions are right we see them! They are stunning :)
Remind me a bit closer to the date please. :D