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Aurora Borealis on Sanday, Orkney

On cold, clear nights, mainly in autumn and winter when it is dark enough, it is possible to see the Aurora Borealis.  It is no more reliable than sighting whales, but if the northern sky is clear it is worth a check.  There’s an Orkney Aurora Facebook page which is a good early warning system.

Check out the AuroraWatch UK site for current activity and to sign up for alerts.

Watch the merry dancers
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