This winter has been great for sightings of the Aurora and I decided to try and capture some of the displays in Shetland skies. This one was taken on 23 March 2012. Looking NW from the small beach of Spiggie in the South Mainland of Shetland. Probably between 3 or 4 on the Aurora Kp index. Spiggie is not far from 60 degrees North. There are some great photographers in Shetland capturing the aurora, that inspired me to try and capture some of my own images. Every display over the winter showed different characteristics, colours, movement under levels of moonlight. There was no moon on this night, the Aurora was providing the light. Watching the forecast for wind conditions, cloud cover and aurora index, it was great heading out seeking new, interesting locations for a good shot often in sometimes fairly wild conditions. Have to wait to next season now, the light summer nights are fast approaching
I shall put a few more Shetland aurora photos over the next few days from this past season.
Tags: Aurora borealis
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