This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. I am a 18 year old young naturalist with a passion for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I have been blogging since May 2013 and you can read my old blog posts at www.appletonwildlifediary.blogspot.co.uk
We heard that the Northern Lights or aurora borealis were possibly going to be visible from Oxfordshire last night.
Our first stop at Cumnor looking down the hill towards Wytham Woods showed nothing. We were trying to think of somewhere not too far away, somewhere high, somewhere without too much light pollution.
Next stop was the top of a hill between Noke and Otmoor. Standing in a field, looking north we could just make out a faint pink in the sky with a moving white area beneath.
We spent a few moments deciding whether it was or wasn’t the Northern Lights, but when you viewed it through the camera you could see it much better. As a camera captures colours and details that are impossible for the human eye to detect in the dark