Those pesky northern lights
Last Friday was like any other day. Got up and checked the news, when I got to the Mailonline I could not believe what I saw.
The Aurora Borealis had been seen that night across large sections of the U.K http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2569881/Aurora-Borealis-Norfolk-Skies-East-Anglia-turn-red-green-stunning-display-Aurora-Borealis.html
Needless to say I was totally oblivious to this due to a busy week. Which is frustrating as I have pretty keen to see them…...So keen I went to Iceland in December 2012 and came back empty handed due to adverse weather conditions.
Although I did have the joy of sitting next to a woman at the airport on the way home, showing off her camera phone pics of an aurora she spotted in the taxi to the airport . I was envious to say the least. That said we had a great time and Iceland is an amazing place, highly recommended.
Fast forward to early January and the press was full of news of an aurora being visible across the U.K. Great news, I got my kit ready, found a great location and headed to the countryside. Several hours later I returned home to contemplate another Aurora failure (and a full body defrost).
So the aurora has managed to avoid me yet again. Fair play to those that were out there and got good shots, it looked a great display and it got some great coverage in the papers.
So the next step?
Well I would like to catch them here but with chances few and far between, it's DEFCON 1 now, time to head to Tromso inside the Arctic Circle in the next year or so. Watch this space, I will get them……..Eventually!!!!!!!
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