Pastel Aurora and Tree

Pastel auroras occur at only one time of year, they are extraordinary and quite clearly visible, though the colour is muted, the image below shows the west Loch na Keal shores, and the Gribun, and Wilderness Headlands, with the faint skyglow of Bunessan and Fionnphort, as well as Iona in the far distance. Startrails show the curving movement of the earth past the stars.

The number of street lights needed to seriously produce skyglow at such long time exposures are only a few dozen, one of the reasons I am keen to see a lights out for a day over the whole country, and attempts at reconnecting people with the world darkening urban environments to allow the stars to shine again.