I was distressed to find out that a rare sighting of aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, occurred last night, and I missed them! What is even more unusual is that the lights were red, an end-of-the-spectrum colour which is very rare. Northern Lights are mainly from the other end of the light spectrum and are green and blue.I’ve only seen the lights once. I was in Scotland and it was incredibly cold and very dark. A friend and I were out walking her dog late at night and we saw them. Funnily, when I think about seeing them, my memory includes some shimmery music, even though I know there was none.
None of these pictures are mine. I didn’t have the presence of mind to take a camera on a dog walk in the middle of the night in Scotland!