Apparently, on 9th January 2014 there could have been the rare chance to see the Northern Lights from the UK, from as far south as the Cotswolds. After keeping a look out on various websites for Aurora alerts, it wasn’t looking too positive but I decided to go and take a look for myself. So, at about 12.30am I headed out to Chesterton Windmill – I thought the windmill would be an ideal location as it’s out of the way of most of the light pollution from the towns and adds great foreground interest.
I stayed out until about 2.30am but didn’t see any sign of any Northern Lights. However, the sky was incredibly clear and the moon was bright so I decided to take the opportunity to take some pics of the windmill against the star filled sky.