Edinburgh skies were painted green last night (February 26) due to a spectacular display of the Northern Lights, leaving locals amazed by the beauty of nature. What is more, those who are keen for a wee evening stroll or a night hike tonight (February 27) can adventure outside into the seven hills of Edinburgh. And if lucky, maybe they will be able to witness the Northern Lights once more tonight, as the chances are still high across Scotland.
Local Edinburghers were also posting their shots of the aurora, including cabin crew Patsy who was lucky enough to be landing back into the Scottish capital just in time.
Where to watch the Northern Lights in Edinburgh
Those sound like great news, presenting Edinburghers with the perfect opportunity of invoking our sense of adventure on a cold February night. A good place to start aurora hunting would be Blackford Hill, as that’s where the Royal Observatory is.
Of course, if your sense of adventure is even bigger than going up wee hills, you could also just climb up Arthur’s Seat. What is more, those not wanting any more cardio tonight can opt for a stroll along Portobello or Crammond beaches to allow for some uninterrupted dark views over the water. It is advised that aurora hunters steer away from the city lights for the best chances of seeing the majestic space phenomena.
The Met Office has also tweeted a number of amazing-looking pictures from all around Northern UK, saying: ‘A coronal hole high speed stream arrived this evening combined with a rather fast coronal mass ejection leading to #Aurora sightings across the UK.’
The Met Office said: ‘There is a similar expectation for later on 27 Feb as another coronal mass ejection arrives and there is a chance of conditions strengthening to G3/Strong geomagnetic storm levels. Aurora is once again possible to similar latitudes, perhaps as far south as central or southern England should any more persistent storm periods occur.’
So, not only could we see the Northern Lights again after last night’s grandiose display, but also it could potentially be seen in central or Southern England.