Aurora Borealis. Edinburgh, 26 February 2023.

There was a powerful aurora display last night. It wasn’t visible with the naked eye but, knowing it was happening, I took several photographs which detected it. (The camera’s sensitivity means the aurora can be photographed even if it isn’t seen by the eyes.) Away from the city lights it could apparently be seen by the naked eye, but in central Edinburgh there was too much light pollution.
These pictures are therefore not a patch on many of the images being shared online from darker palces – but it was the first time I had been able to photograph the aurora in over five years, so I was pretty pleased with them!
The picturess were taken between 10.30 (the first two) and 11.45pm, by which time the sky had clouded over, though the aurora can still be seen behind the clouds.