|Stunning photo by Pawel Kuzma in Orkney|
This month has been incredible for the "Merry Dancers" (Northern Lights/Aurora). The Facebook network in Orkney soon gets word out if there is any activity. Often it's not bright enough for me to see because the lights of Stromness blot it out, but these last couple of weeks have been amazing and as well as the usual arc of white light, there have been shimmering reds and greens too. I'll share some photos taken by others on this page - my wee camera didn't capture anything - I need to experiment with setting. But frankly I just love standing outside the back door and watching the display without having to think about how to photograph it!
These were taken by Max Fletcher on the island of Rousay who has kindly let me share these.
And this one from Caithness (across the water on the Scottish Mainland - the very Northern tip of Scotland), taken by Maciej Winiarczyk
Here is a YouTube clip of some of the wonderful images earlier in the month, by Derren Fox in Egilsay, Orkney. As he says, human eye doesn't see the colours as richly as this, but there WERE colours of green and red dancing across the sky. You can see them dancin' and a prancin'! CLICK HERE