An August aurora at Treshnish whilst I sleep!
I have never uploaded a .mov file to the website before, but I wanted to share this beautiful August aurora with you, so I thought I would try. I have now moved the time lapse to YouTube as Tim who designed and built our website said it was too big a file for our site…
The forecast was good, and test shots revealed some colour so I set the time-lapse shortly after midnight, and went to bed. It was very still and quite cold after the heat of a beautiful summers day. The Milky Way was bright and the sky was full of stars.
It was lovely to wake up with the warm colours of another lovely sunrise. Feeling a bit like a child on Christmas morning, I sneaked out of bed and down to see what the camera had recorded while I slept. I don’t know how to ’embed’ a .mov file so that it shows a preview of the ‘film’, so for now please click on the link below to see the time-lapse, taken over a 3 hour period in the early hours of this morning.
Here it is. I hope you enjoy it! Such pretty colours. The greyish-green wispy clouds above the colours of the aurora is called ‘airglow’ – you don’t often see it as clearly as we could last night/this morning. It’s quite lovely seeing it flow across the upper sky.