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northern lights

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northern lights

I have heard that it is possible to see the northern lights from Wick and surrounding coastline.

Any further details please?

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1. Re: northern lights

They do say the further north you are in the UK the more chance you have of seeing the Northern Lights.

Have a look at this link below for the Caithness Astronomy Group they have some advice on their for visitors to the area hoping to see the lights.

spanglefish.com/caithnessastronomygroup/…

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Mey, United Kingdom
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3. Re: northern lights

I live in Mey which is 20 miles north of Wick and 6 miles west of John O'Groats and I regularly see the northern lights from our B&B (there is a photo on our Trip Advisor page taken from one of our rooms last week - see Mey House Luxury Rooms & Breakfast).

It is a spectacular sight and well worth the effort but I agree that their appearance can be a bit hit and miss. I always use Twitter to alert me to when there will be a storm (@Aurora_Alerts) or you can see their website at softservenews.com/Aurora. To be sure of seeing the lights in the north of Scotland you will need a Kp number of 5 or higher (see the website for an explanation) and of course, a clear sky!

Good luck!

Edited: 7:56 am, January 16, 2014
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