Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Could Tayside and Fife be in for epic Aurora show tonight?

The aurora above Balvaird Castle. Photo: Katherine Fotheringham of Fox in the Snow Photography.
The aurora above Balvaird Castle. Photo: Katherine Fotheringham of Fox in the Snow Photography.

Parts of Scotland could be in for a spectacular Northern Lights display this evening.

Clear skies in the most northern areas of the country are more likely to witness the show in the night sky.

Tayside and Fife could be treated to the Aurora – but only if the area remains free from cloud.

BBC forecasters are predicting clear conditions for the “northern half of (the) UK” this evening.

The website Aurora Forecast said: “Aurora borealis activity is currently high. Weather permitting, very nice northern lights displays would be visible directly overhead in most northern communities.”

The site adds that the “geomagnetic field is expected to be at active to major storm levels” from Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

BBC Weather Watchers tweeted: “Potential for Aurora sightings tonight, especially if you’re in N Scot. Clear skies for northern half of UK for most of the night.”

October is one of the best months to spot the Northern Lights, which were seen across Scotland on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

The Aurora is a phenomenon caused by the interaction of high-energy particles and neutral atoms in Earth’s atmosphere – causing breathtaking spectacles in the night sky.

[[brand_name]] logo

[[title]]

[[text]]

[[button_text]]