Northern Lights in the Western Isles

Photograph by Rachel Bibby of 58� North Photography.

Photograph by Rachel Bibby of 58� North Photography.

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The sky in the Western Isles has been transformed as geomagnetic storms result in one of the most spectacular displays of the Aurora in recent years.

Sightings of the Northern Lights have been reported all over the Western Isles, despite rain and clouds threatening to obscure the view.

Photograph by Rachel Bibby of 58� North Photography.

Photograph by Rachel Bibby of 58� North Photography.

Although 19 to 23 January were predicted to be the best time to see the Aurora, sighting have been reported as recently as last night (Wednesday 31 January).

These photographs where taken by photographer Rachel Bibby of 58° North Photography.

More photographs and an explanation for the occurrence of the Northern Lights from a Geomagnetism Scientist with the British Geological Survey in this week Stornoway Gazette, out on Thursday 2 February.