Tuesday the 17th of March saw the strongest magnetic storm in 11 years and the resulting Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, were visible from many parts in the UK, even as far south as Wales. On Islay we had a beautiful light display with pulsating and rolling beams of light overhead and on the Northern and western horizon. It was a nature spectacle never to be forgotten.
It turned out that the pictures I took from the Aurora event were just as beautiful as I had always imagined and hoped they would be. In reality however, with the naked eye, the colours are not as bright as in the pictures and I have found out that there is a logical explanation for that. Read more about the Difference in Aurora between the naked eye and a DSLR camera