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Aurora Borealis spotted from Barnoldswick

Photo of the Week: Aurora Borealis taken from Brogden Lane, Barnoldswick on Thursday 27th Feb 2014 during a solar storm - Aiden Wellock www.aurorars.org.uk - credit website

Photo of the Week: Aurora Borealis taken from Brogden Lane, Barnoldswick on Thursday 27th Feb 2014 during a solar storm - Aiden Wellock www.aurorars.org.uk - credit website

This stunning picture of the Aurora Borealis was taken from Brogden Lane, Barnoldswick, on Thursday during a solar storm.

Aiden Wellock snapped the image and then posted it on the website www.aurorars.org.uk

He explained: “The aurora that night were viewable by the naked eye which I never thought I would see as far south as Barnoldswick.

“I have seen pictures from the same night that had been taken as far south as the Isle of Wight which is unprecedented for the aurora borealis.

“The storms are caused by the collision of energetic charged particles released from the sun during a corronal mass ejection, hitting the earths magnetic field at the poles. The different gasses create the various colours seen in the picture.”

Website auroras.org.uk is run by volunteers with their own time and money to make people aware when the next event is likely to occur.

 

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