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Thanks! I hope you enjoyed it! Here’s some follow-up information you might find useful…

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If you want to check how active the aurora is *now*, go here

 

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7 Responses

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  2. Hi,

    Nice website, been reading for a while, especially because I live nearby.

    Any thoughts on the UKSA being created?

    Alex

  3. yesterday afternonn, 31.8.10, there appeared to be a halo around the sun. there was a segment of an arc, coloured like a rainbow, on each side of the sun. at the same time, there was an arc of a “rainbow” almost directly overhead (look up from the sun, and it was there overhead). i first noticed this about 5.45pm. it was still apparent about 7.30-8pm. can you tell me what i was seeing please?
    Great web site, by the way.
    Rob Callingham

    • Hi Rob,
      I’ve just seen your post on the Cumbrian Skies blog. I don’t see any replies, but in case you are still left wondering about that sighting, I think I know the answer.

      What you describe sounds a lot like ‘Sun Dogs’ or to use the technical name for it parhelia. They are actually not that rare and I generally spot them a few times each year in Cumbria.

      Take a look at this link, which explains them and has photos too. You’ll be able to tell right away from the pictures on this site if you saw parhelia.

      http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/parhelia.htm

      • Just re-read Rob’s description. I’d say that was a pair of sun dogs, a solar halo AND a circumzenithal arc (the directly over head rainbow part).

  4. Hi there

    I have a Skywatcher Explorer 130 telescope, along with a Philip’s Astro-box, for sale, fairly new and not used, although it is assembled. Do you know anyone who may be interested?
    Many thanks
    Peter Bayliss
    I live in Windermere

  5. Hurrah! After all I got a weblog from where I be able to
    really get helpful facts regarding my study and knowledge.

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