Ever wanted to watch the Northern Lights over the UK but had never known when was the best time to look?
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, is a spectacular natural phenomenon which can occasionally be seen in the night sky over the UK. Once seen, it is never forgotten. AuroraWatch UK monitors geomagnetic activity, which is a signature that the aurora may be visible, and offers free alerts to notify you whenever aurora are likely to be seen from the UK. AuroraWatch was developed by researchers in our Space and Planetary Physics research group. Read our blog to find out more about the aurora, aurora alerts, and the AuroraWatch team.