Seen on the ferry, but not by me unfortunately! I have never seen the Northern Lights. Have you?
3/3/2023 12:03:07 pm
Thank you for sharing such an amazing photo. When I was 17 I spent a summer youth hostelling in Norway and fell in love with Scandinavia . As it was summer the sun really didn't set at night and it was amazing. I knew then that they had an equally wonderful night sky in the winter and I dreamed of going back there in winter season. Unfortunately that opportunity never arose but it remained a longing. Shortly after I became ill in 2021 I discovered that Shetland has webcams to livestream the aurora and I have watched them regularly. I know it's only virtual but at least it's in real time and because of my health , it's unlikely that I will see them any other way. Perhaps you would enjoy watching .
4/3/2023 01:46:59 pm
I am sure many of us will enjoy watching! Thank you so much. Did you experience Midsummer in Scandinavia ? I had a wonderful Midsummer experience in Sweden.
4/3/2023 02:38:12 pm
Yes indeed ! Although I have never been back to Norway , we took our children on holiday to Denmark for quite a few years and always enjoyed the midsummer bonfires and celebrations. Wonderful memories. Hope you are not disappointed by cloudy skies on the Shetland webcams but on clear nights the mirrie dancers are splendid.
4/3/2023 12:03:35 am
Thank you for that amazing photo, Freda, I have never seen the Northern Lights either but it has been an ambition of mine for the last 55 years. I saw a photograph of them in The Observer's Book of Astronomy while at primary school. Think I will have to be a bit more proactive about fulfilling this ambition but, in the meantime, thanks to MaryB for the live link.
4/3/2023 01:48:25 pm
Aurora UK will alert you when it is likely to happen in your area, but it is still a matter of luck really.
4/3/2023 02:59:00 am
I’m in central Virginia, USA so not usual the aurora site area. However, a few years ago, in the daytime, it dipped this far south. Not as colorful as your photo, but still gorgeous.
4/3/2023 01:49:15 pm
4/3/2023 04:02:14 am
once, when i was a small child, there was a greenish hint to the night sky way down in pennsylvania, usa. it was like the upper part of the green in your picture. i was told it was the northern lights but really have no way to verify that.
4/3/2023 01:50:03 pm
It probably was...
4/3/2023 04:31:33 am
No, Five days in Iceland waiting hopefully - nothing happened.
4/3/2023 01:52:21 pm
A friend of mine also called Mary arrived in Iceland, and watched a splendid show from hotel balcony on her very first night! It is so much a matter of chance..
4/3/2023 02:40:46 pm
One of my nieces lives in Iceland and tells me she watches the aurora from her bedroom window. All depends on the weather.
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