Northern lights could be seen from South Wales tonight

South Wales Argus: Northern lights could be seen from South Wales tonight Northern lights could be seen from South Wales tonight

SCIENTISTS have predicted that the Northern Lights could be visible as far south as the South Wales tonight.

The natural light display, which usually takes place in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, may be visible to South Wales stargazers in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Joe Kunches, of the Space Weather Prediction Centre, said: “The geomagnetic storm that drives the aurora structure south is beginning right now.

“We’re not sure how strong the storm will be but if it follows predictions there’s a good chance of seeing in it southern Britain.”

The Northern Lights appear as shimmering green waves of light when atoms in the Earth’s high-altitude atmosphere collide with energetic charged particles from the sun.

Stargazers in South Wales will only be able to see the lights if the skies remain clear.

Send us your pictures of the Northern Lights (if you're lucky enough to see them) to newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk

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8:52am Sat 11 Jan 14

Kelly23 says...

ill keep an eye out tonite n sent a picture lol nott
ill keep an eye out tonite n sent a picture lol nott Kelly23
  • Score: -23

10:08am Sat 11 Jan 14

casto says...

when would be best hourly time to possibly view it?
when would be best hourly time to possibly view it? casto
  • Score: 0

10:19am Sat 11 Jan 14

inkyskin says...

Kelly23 wrote:
ill keep an eye out tonite n sent a picture lol nott
how about you read a dictionary instead.
[quote][p][bold]Kelly23[/bold] wrote: ill keep an eye out tonite n sent a picture lol nott[/p][/quote]how about you read a dictionary instead. inkyskin
  • Score: 38

11:51am Sat 11 Jan 14

chrisbart says...

casto wrote:
when would be best hourly time to possibly view it?
these things are very hard to predict - any time when it is dark, but you need to have a dark sky. As there is a lot od solar activity, you may get a chance tonight - if we are very lucky!
[quote][p][bold]casto[/bold] wrote: when would be best hourly time to possibly view it?[/p][/quote]these things are very hard to predict - any time when it is dark, but you need to have a dark sky. As there is a lot od solar activity, you may get a chance tonight - if we are very lucky! chrisbart
  • Score: 5

11:51am Sat 11 Jan 14

chrisbart says...

casto wrote:
when would be best hourly time to possibly view it?
these things are very hard to predict - any time when it is dark, but you need to have a dark sky. As there is a lot od solar activity, you may get a chance tonight - if we are very lucky!
[quote][p][bold]casto[/bold] wrote: when would be best hourly time to possibly view it?[/p][/quote]these things are very hard to predict - any time when it is dark, but you need to have a dark sky. As there is a lot od solar activity, you may get a chance tonight - if we are very lucky! chrisbart
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Sat 11 Jan 14

juicy.lucy says...

Note the date and time that this article was made available 10:02pm Friday 10th January 2014. Then realise that it states "may be visible to South Wales stargazers in the early hours of Saturday morning". It is now 3.12pm Saturday afternoon and we have another non event reported by the Argus.
Note the date and time that this article was made available 10:02pm Friday 10th January 2014. Then realise that it states "may be visible to South Wales stargazers in the early hours of Saturday morning". It is now 3.12pm Saturday afternoon and we have another non event reported by the Argus. juicy.lucy
  • Score: 8

4:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

TK355 says...

This really is a pitiful website
This really is a pitiful website TK355
  • Score: 7

8:36pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Mike0408 says...

''may be visible to South Wales stargazers in the early hours of Saturday morning.''

YEAH thank you SWA, you posted this at ''10:02pm Friday 10th January 2014'' i am guessing not many people read this to see it about 8 hours after you posted it :/.
posting something like this at 10PM fto get people to see something for the next morning is leaving it a bit late as many are in bed or dont read the SWA at 10PM :/
''may be visible to South Wales stargazers in the early hours of Saturday morning.'' YEAH thank you SWA, you posted this at ''10:02pm Friday 10th January 2014'' i am guessing not many people read this to see it about 8 hours after you posted it :/. posting something like this at 10PM fto get people to see something for the next morning is leaving it a bit late as many are in bed or dont read the SWA at 10PM :/ Mike0408
  • Score: 4

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