It is the early hours of June 23rd 2015 and the Kp-index is hovering around level 8 meaning that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis should be visible in Southern England. The clouds begin to part so I decide to drive out in to the New Forest to a clear north facing area with decent elevation with just some distant light pollution from the city of Salisbury. Although it is not apparent to the naked eye what is occurring there is an eerie brightness to the sky similar to a full moon, even though the waxing 36.2% moon is setting on the horizon. I drive home disappointed not having witnessed the amazing natural light display but once the images are viewed on a big screen it is apparent that I have captured a faint whiff of Aurora.

It is the early hours of June 23rd 2015 and the Kp-index is hovering around level 8 meaning that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis should be visible in Southern England.

The clouds begin to part so I decide to drive out in to the New Forest to a clear north facing area with decent elevation with just some distant light pollution from the city of Salisbury.

Although it is not apparent to the naked eye what is occurring there is an eerie brightness to the sky similar to a full moon, even though the waxing 36.2% moon is setting on the horizon. I drive home disappointed not having witnessed the amazing natural light display but once the images are viewed on a big screen it is apparent that I have captured a faint whiff of Aurora.