James Matthew Atkinson

Section Categories

Beekeeping & Veg [8]
The perfect society
Music [16]
All things music
News [5]
How I feel on the latest issues
Interests [24]
What I like and see
Odds and Sods [13]
Everyone has them
Design [3]
It is all around us
Science [6]
It was a thorn in Religions side for years.....how things change
Holidays [2]
What we did while away from the cat
Wedding [1]
24th July 2014 at Gretna Green

Blog Archive

New Blog Entries

[02 March 2017][News]
Wordpress (0)
[02 July 2016][Beekeeping & Veg]
Hives, feeders, bee suits and still no actual bees (0)
[18 March 2016][Interests]
Big Chief makes a fantastic job of the 11th/12th Doctor Tardis (0)
[14 March 2016][Odds and Sods]
Thank goodness I am off Facebook at last (0)
[24 February 2016][Beekeeping & Veg]
My beekeeping is getting into gear (0)

Top Blog Entries

[21 July 2014][Music]
Signature Guitars and Amplifiers Anyone? (0)
[23 August 2014][Music]
Derek Riggs Artwork for Iron Maiden brings back wonderful reminiscence (0)
[28 April 2014][Science]
Gravity was an interesting film. Thanks to the effects it looked convincing so why did I find it awful (0)
[19 March 2014][Odds and Sods]
Harking for the good old Waltons and the love of the simple life (1)
[15 February 2014][Interests]
Self Builds and the Choices that have to be made Part 1 (3)

My Twitter Feed

EV Twitter Feed


Main » 2014 » February » 28 » Northern Lights come to Yorkshire
0:00 AM
Northern Lights come to Yorkshire
My Girlfriends Mum went on a trip recently aboard a ship across the Norwegian Fjords. It was to relax with her husband, taking in the scenery and to see those amazing northern lights. They really enjoyed the trip and after seeing the photographs it certainly looked a fantastic experience.

Role on these last few evenings. Suddenly the Aurora Borealis comes further down north and illuminates Yorkshire. Now at this point I have to say that unfortunately I have not witnessed this enigmatic sight myself. It is rare to see the charged particles in the area I live. The solar wind is usually at the North and South poles and contained within a circular pattern. The Nasa website is perfect for finding out the details of this incredible effect.
The basis of the phenomenon is that the Sun kicks out an incredibly powerful force once in a while called a coronal mass ejection. It travels at thousands of miles an hour and if one faces the Earth it will take 3 or 4 days to arrive in our atmosphere. The image below shows a coronal loop with the Earth included for scale. You can see how much extreme power of our nearest stars plasma and magnetic fields!

You can see some of the great recent photographs from the UK in my science photo album

Here is a selection of my favourites. 

Here we see the colours of those powerful solar winds over Brimham near Harrogate

This amazing image shows the charged particles over the war memorial at Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

The Northern Lights were also seen in Northern Ireland
Martina Gardiner was at Dunluce Castle in County Antrim and captured this colourful image

Boulmer in Northumberland was lucky enough to see this display
Category: Interests | Views: 732 | Added by: James | Tags: Plasma, Magnetic plasma field, sun, northern lights, Aurora Borealis, Solar, Nasa SDO, Coronal mass ejection | Rating: 0.0/0
Total comments: 0



«  February 2014  »

Latest Photos


View James Atkinson's profile on LinkedIn