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Aurora visible in sky over Fernwood, Newark, Nottinghamshire last night





A resident has captured some beautiful photographs outside his house after receiving a red aurora alert off his phone last night (Saturday).

Simon Gibbs, who lives in Fernwood has the Aurora Watch UK app installed on his phone.

He managed to grab some fast shots with his iPhone after receiving a notification a little after 7.30pm, yesterday evening.

This quick action resulted in him capturing a stunning pink ripple in the sky.

The stunning display was seen over Fernwood last night. Image: Simon Gibbs, Instagram: energy_uk
The stunning display was seen over Fernwood last night. Image: Simon Gibbs, Instagram: energy_uk

Simon then went to a nearby field for an hour with his DLSR camera but did not experience the same results.

He added that he had hoped the light show would reignite, but it did not get to the same level as when he took the photos.

"It still put on a pretty display," said Simon.

"It was visible between 6.45pm and 8pm, which is early in the night.

"However, the moon was extremely bright and both of these factors are not helpful when aurora spotting.

A shot from a nearby field showing a different angle. Image: Simon Gibbs, Instagram: energy_uk
A shot from a nearby field showing a different angle. Image: Simon Gibbs, Instagram: energy_uk

"The two iPhone shots were around 7.35pm, and the one in the field taken on a DLSR was around 7.50pm.

"It was only visible with the naked eye until about 7.40pm.

"It's become reasonably common to see the aurora over Fernwood, and this should continue over 2024 and potentially 2025 due to the solar cycle.

"This is the third time I've managed to photograph the aurora, but this time came out the best."

It was visible with the naked eye until around 7.40pm. Image: Simon Gibbs, Instagram: energy_uk
It was visible with the naked eye until around 7.40pm. Image: Simon Gibbs, Instagram: energy_uk

Simon recommended downloading the app if people are interested in photographing the phenomenon when it happens.

There are tutorials on YouTube for people who are interested in capturing any future sky shows.

Did you capture the aurora last night? Email your photos to R.Currell@iliffepublishing.co.uk



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