Incredibly rare sighting of orange Northern Lights captured in Scotland

Orange hue Northern lights taken in Scotland
(Image credit: Graeme Whipps)

An unexpected celestial spectacle took place in the sky above Scotland recently, causing a breathtaking display of orange-colored auroras. The vibrant hues, which are rarely seen in the northern latitudes, left stargazers and astrophotographers in awe as the night sky was transformed into a canvas of fiery oranges and reds. 

Scottish photographer Graeme Whipps first noticed the orange-colored skies at around 18:00 on November 25, and couldn’t give up the chance to photograph them. According to Flickr, he traveled quite far south in search of cloud breaks and ended up getting his shots above the River Dee near a village called Aboyne. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.