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Aurora Alert Thread

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« on: October 24, 2010, 11:50:42 am »

Morning all!

A quick report - yesterday didn't quite go as planned, we were delayed in heathrow airport for 12 hours because our plane started puffing out black smoke from its engine as we were taxi-ing for take off.  Back to departures we went and ended up waiting for another plane to fly from Iceland to get us here...  We finally arrived at our hotel at 4.20am this morning - as opposed to 3 in the afternoon. 

Aurora was very bright, we could easily see it despite the moonlight and we were stood out of the front of the rather light polluted airport - lots of dancing rays, pinks, purples, greens.  However all the photo gear was bagged up in the back of the airport shuttle at this point...  By 4.20am had been up for nearly 24hrs so bed was calling...

Today is a different matter.  I'm refreshed, it's lovely clear deep blue skies and these are forecast till tomorrow day.  Off out around town for a while then coming back for a kip before an all night aurora vigil starts.  SW is suggesting tonights will be better than last nights, so things could be pretty darn good!  Have internet in the room so will get pics up as and when.

By for now,
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