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Hi i was reading the paper today the northern lights would be visable for the next few days in northumberland, I am wondering if anyone knows of the best place where i would see them or if anyone has taken any pictures where they have photographed them from if you could get intouch thanks andy.
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Keilder Observatory is the darkest place in the country, if you want to stand a chance of seeing them this is as good as it gets.
Okay no probs and thanks very mcuh for the help
Hi again do you have to pay to get into this place or is it ok to park up and take pictures ?
Unless you want to actually go into the Observatory its free, its in the middle of the Keilder Forest, sign posted from Keilder Castle. Or you could just park in one of the many car parks around the lake edge and photograph from there. I think that the dam would be a good place to start with its clear view of the northern sky.
Find yourself a site that's away from centres of population and the glow from sodium street lamps, with a good view down to the northern horizon.
Quote: with a good view down to the northern horizon.
with a good view down to the northern horizon.
with a good viewUP to the northern horizon.
It depends on which way you hold the map
I think he means you need top have a clear view of the whole sky to the north, so a clear horizon would be advantageous. Near a lake, you would be best to be on the southern shore to see the north sky, with potential for reflection shots into the bargain.
Anyway, there is no "up" or "down".....the earth is flat
Hi, What is the best time to see the lights? Jamie
After dark works the best I think....
Sure I read on the net somewhere, but don't quote me, after 9pm is good
On BBC Look North Weather last week there were two superb Northern Lights pictures taken looking across the causeway at Holy Island.
Unfortunately they don't have them on the BBC Gallery but the colour of the sky was reflected in the wet sand making an amazing shot.
Found one of his pictures here The two used on BBC Weather had no car in.
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