Noctilucent Clouds

Noctilucent Clouds

I have been watching an oak tree for over two hours. It’s gone midnight, and it’s now so dark that the tree is no more than a hazy silhouette. I’m meant to be recording bat activity in and around the tree, but by this point in the morning the whole thing seems pretty...
Voices from the Sky

Voices from the Sky

(The title of this piece has been borrowed from Arthur C. Clarke.) Writing when sleep deprived is not the best of ideas, but I’m fired up from the events of last night (23rd-24th April, 2023). All the reports suggested an intense CME (coronal mass ejection – a...
Aurora Borealis in Devon

Aurora Borealis in Devon

Having seen the Aurora Borealis from the Devon-Dorset border last month, it seems almost impossible that I’ve seen it from Devon again. Yet, on the 23rd – 24th of March 2023, the Earth was struck by a geomagnetic storm so strong it caused bright aurorae to...