Northern Lights | Appleton Wildlife Diary by Alex White

We heard that the Northern Lights or aurora borealis were possibly going to be visible from Oxfordshire last night.

Our first stop at Cumnor looking down the hill towards Wytham Woods showed nothing. We were trying to think of somewhere not too far away, somewhere high, somewhere without too much light pollution.

Next stop was the top of a hill between Noke and Otmoor. Standing in a field, looking north we could just make out a faint pink in the sky with a moving white area beneath.

We spent a few moments deciding whether it was or wasn’t the Northern Lights, but when you viewed it through the camera you could see it much better. As a camera captures colours and details that are impossible for the human eye to detect in the dark

These photos were taken using an iPhone

About Alex White – Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares.
This year my debut book “Get Your Boots On” was published
I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group.
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