Dunnet head Evening Show

By: Yuichi Takasaka


Region: Europe

Site: Caithness - Scotland

Spot: Dunnet Head

Date: August 2013

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In a clear evening of late August two spectacular atmospheric phenomena put on a show over the northern coast of Scotland. Colorful aurora borealis and the Noctilucent or night-shining clouds (NLCs) which appear at the lower right near the horizon. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see an earlier view of this evening when the NLCs were brighter. From the photographer: "I drove 300km to find a clear spot last night to get clear skies and was rewarded by both aurora and NLCs! This location known as the Dunnet Head is the most northerly point of the Great Britain mainland at about 58.7 degrees north. I wanted to image Auroras over the famous Castle of Mey in this area but the Prince of Wales was visiting the castle and I couldn't approach the place due to the securities." Yuichi Takasaka,

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