Auroral activity over Orkney
Skywatchers in Orkney were treated to a vivid display of the Northern Lights yesterday, Tuesday, November 7.
The auroral activity began in the early evening, in strong twilight at around 5pm, some 70 minutes after sunset.
Rousay-based astronomer and weather watcher John Vetterlein said: “The entire sky was host to various short-lived elements, particularly in the east with rays extending practically to the zenith.
“The Moon rose at 18h 55m, by which time only a persistent northern glow remained that soon diminished to be outshone by a moonlit sky.”