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2 years 2 months ago #104969 by Keith g
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Hi all I have lovely clear skies here in East Cavan, I can clearly see a bright evenly spread auroral glow on my northern horizon.

Let's see how this one goes B)

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2 years 2 months ago #104971 by lunartic
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The bright even glow to my north is Dublin.

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2 years 2 months ago #104972 by stevie
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The wife and I took a notion to go for a drink at the Ballygally Castle hotel, on the Antrim coast road, this evening, and got a lovely view. The sky was glowing green all along the northern horizon from below Alkaid all the way across to below Capella.

I could see shimmering waves of light within the aurora, and long shafts of light coming up from the horizon. We moved to a dark car park a mile or so up the road and the view from there was even better.

Unfortunately, the camera on my phone is in no way capable of imaging the sky, but it was memorable none the less.

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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #104973 by Neill
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This must have been a really bright one, as I was able to observe it visually and get some photos from the back of my apartment block :) .The clouds eventually rolled in and blocked the view North. There is a lot of light pollution in the area, so the photos aren't great but the aurora was coming through on them.

On a related note, is there any gear out on the market to reduce the amount of orange sky glow you pick up in pictures (have a 350D) without having to do post-processing etc (would not know where to start with that! :-))

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1 year 11 months ago #105231 by Neill
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Aurora currently visible, KP=6 and the IMF is well to the South.

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1 year 11 months ago #105232 by Neill
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Has been photographed as far south as Austria (48 d N) tonight :)

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1 year 11 months ago #105233 by Fermidox
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Can't say anything is showing up on my snaps here in Limerick...

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1 year 11 months ago #105234 by Neill
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Got some pics of a big Auroral arc north of Belfast

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1 year 11 months ago #105235 by fguihen
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Anyone ever see the Aurora from the Wicklow Mountains? Its usually good dark skies, but I Imagine Dublin to the north will obscure anything less than a very significant aurora, where its almost overhead.

Some hands on experience would be very useful!

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1 year 11 months ago #105238 by Keith g
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Yeah it was a decent sight from Cavan last light during a brief clear spell, even through strong moonlight.

I would imagine Dublin lights would have killed it

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1 year 11 months ago #105283 by Neill
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Amber alert for Aurora, IMF is well to the South and the edge of the Oval is over Scotland.

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1 year 11 months ago #105284 by Seanie_Morris
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Nothing visible last night, but it was an otherwise clear and unexpectedly clear night with a chance to bring out the binos for half an hour with my son and his binos (Santa was kind to him this year, he's beginning to love looking at the stars!).

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #105285 by Neill
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More a photographic one it seems, picked up a faint display on the camera from the house. Some nice pics floating about from Donegal, Meath and the north coast up here.

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1 year 11 months ago #105288 by fguihen
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Took a quick spin up Tree Rock to look out over Dublin bay about 12:30. I was being wildly optimistic and really didnt expect much. There was a very very faint line of green glow between the light haze and the darker sky above but its so faint that even in photoshop its difficult to make it stand out.

Went up the sally gap then but had to turn back as the road was a sheet of ice in places and i wasnt in the mood for getting ditched or crashing on new years day!

Have a report from much Darker, clearer skies in Roscommon also that very little was visible to the naked eye, at least around 12:30am.

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1 year 11 months ago #105289 by Keith g
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We saw a faint green glow here in East Cavan at midnight last night , a nice way to bring in the new year B)

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1 year 11 months ago #105290 by Neill
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Below is a link to some pics taken last night.

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1 year 9 months ago #105591 by Neill
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Photographic aurora at the minute from up here in the North

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1 year 9 months ago #105592 by Fermidox
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Just got an aurora alert from Calsky but far too cloudy down here (Limerick).

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1 year 9 months ago #105593 by jeyjey
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Nice display in Louth.

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1 year 9 months ago #105594 by dave_lillis
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All cloudy here :(

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9 months 2 weeks ago #106496 by Neill
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Aurora captured as far South as Cork. Cloudy up North.....

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8 months 3 weeks ago #106557 by Neill
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Some nice images captured last night of the Aurora up North. It is strange how there always seems to be activity in and around the Equinox. The weather at the moment is v cold, but leading to clear nights - so hopefully both it and the Aurora activity hangs around till the weekend for any planned Messier Marathons.

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8 months 2 weeks ago #106577 by Neill
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Aurora active again tonight. Has been seen as far South as the Netherlands and North Germany.

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8 months 2 weeks ago #106587 by Neill
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Twitter reporting chance of Aurora tonight.

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2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 2 weeks ago #106762 by Neill
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Judging by some excellent pictures on twitter, there was an aurora last night. Pictures taken from Aran Islands, Tipperary, Down and Achill Island.

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