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Viewing the Northern Lights
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When we predict an increase in magnetic activity we send out a geomagnetic disturbance alert.
Notice of a potential magnetic storm increases your chance of seeing the Northern Lights!
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Two induction coil (high-frequency magnetometers) were recently installed at Eskdalemuir Observatory.
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We operate eight magnetic observatories, three in the UK and five overseas.
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Read our guide on how to see the Northern Lights from the UK.
We provide a range of geomagnetic data and services.
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The Geomagnetism team measures, records, models and interprets variations in the Earth’s natural magnetic fields.
Our data and expertise help to develop scientific understanding of change in the Earth and the environment, from deep within the core out into space.
We also provide geomagnetic products and services to industry and to academic colleagues and we use our knowledge for information and education.
Modelling the Earth's magnetic field, space weather hazards.
About our magnetic observatory operations, UK surveying, equipment.
Observatory data, indices, models, charts, applications.
Overviews of the Earth's magnetic field, reversals, magnetic poles.
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