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We were watching the news and weather last night when BBC Northwest showed a selection of photos of the Northern Lights – the one above was taken at Hoylake.
The photo, by David Chennell (others from the north west here), appears to have been taken at Red Rocks with Hilbre Island and the wind farms in the distance. This BBC page explains what the Northern Lights are.
I could kick myself for not seeing this on Wednesday night …I didn’t make any attempt to see what the sky was like because I presumed we wouldn’t see the Northern Lights here. I’ll make the effort next time! There’s another photo or two on Facebook somewhere of the Northern Lights with the Hoylake pirate ship within shot, though I actually prefer this one.
By the way, as you can see in David’s photo there are lots of lights about when you look out to sea at night. Always seems to me that there’s a lot of boats and ships out there – are they waiting to sail into the Mersey the following morning? If you know, please leave a comment below.
The sky has served up a few decent views of late what with some super sunsets and super-moon eclipses.
And today, I happened to catch a view that I’ve not see too often, a ship sailing up the River Dee by Hilbre Island:
Did you manage to see the green-tinged sky yourself?