Can I See the Northern Lights From Saltburn?
The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, can be spotted off the coast of Saltburn, If you find a nice secluded spot or by the coast without much artificial light you will be sure to be amazed. Longer nights and increased geomagnetic activity means a higher chance of catching the aurora borealis.
When Is Northern Lights Season?
There is no official season since the northern lights are almost always present, day and night. Caused by charged particles from the sun hitting atoms in Earth’s atmosphere and releasing photons, it’s a process that happens constantly. However, they most often occur around 65º to 70º North latitudes — the Arctic Circle — which only gets significant darkness between September and March.
What Is The best Time To See The Northern Lights?
The strongest lights tend to appear between 9pm and 2am, though the best sightings often occur between 11pm and midnight.
Which direction do you look for Northern Lights?
Always look in the direction north when hunting Northern Lights.
How Long Do Northern Lights Last In A Night?
A good display may last for no longer than 15-30 minutes at a time, although if you’re really lucky, it could extend to a couple of hours or longer. To see the Northern lights, the sky needs to be dark and clear of any clouds. Some people claim the aurora comes out when temperatures are colder.
Can You See Northern Lights With Naked Eyes?
Yes. If the Northern Lights are strong enough you can see them with your naked eye. However, most photographs of the Northern Lights are taken with special camera setups, and at least a long shutter speed.
Come And See The Northern Lights In Saltburn
Visit Saltburn Today and make your visit extra special by seeing the Northern Lights, you could stay in one of our 4 dog friendly holiday cottages, Farm Retreat, Stable Yard, Paddock View or Barn Side, only a stones throw from the saltburn coast and the Cleveland Way.