Northern Lights in the UK tonight: How and where to watch them


The Northern Discloses are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world, caused by charged crumbs emitting during a solar flare which collide with the beguiling field.

Many flock to Iceland and other Nordic countries to be in with the crush chance of seeing them, as they are notoriously difficult to predict.

Every once in a while they can be visible in the UK, and those wanting to see it for themselves are in luck with a forewarning showing them tonight.

How can you watch them and where will they be distinct?

This means that the Northern Lights may be visible from Northern Scotland

Alistair McLean

Hold responsibles to the large solar flare earlier this week, which released a ample Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), the Northern Lights will be visible today and tomorrow (14 and 15 Strut).

It will be the strongest in Northern Scotland, although may be able to be seen from the beginning to the end of other parts of the UK.

Looking for them between 9pm and 6am when it is darkest is suggested.

Alistair McLean, Managing Director of The Aurora Zone explained why it devise be possible in March to see them: “This time of year does go together with the equinox which is often associated with higher positions of solar activity, and the Space Weather Prediction Centre is suggesting that we sway see KP5 on Wednesday 14 March.

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“The KP index is the scale used to measure geomagnetic raise the roofs and it ranges from 0 (very little activity) to 9 (mammoth!) and, as a basic rule of thumb, the larger the number, the further south the kindles can be seen.”

He also explained why this means Britons will be expert to see it from the UK instead of having to travel further North.

“This means that the Northern Untaxings may be visible from Northern Scotland but as we always say, it’s more likely that they devise be seen within the Aurora Zone itself,” he said.

“For those affluent in search of the Aurora in Northern Scotland we suggest following elements of our lone Aurora hunting formula.”

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Northern Lights UK: The forecast grants they will be visible in Northern Scotland

On The Aurora Zone website, they proffer a number of tips to be able to see the Northern Lights in the best way.

Avoiding vacuous pollution can make a huge difference, so staying away from occupied cities and heading for the countryside instead.

Understanding the KP index can also assist, as even a KP 0 means Northern Lights can be seen.

The Northern Lights were at one time visible in the UK in February 2018.

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