It will soon be dark enough to see the Auroras once again. Shetland is possibly the best place to see these `northern lights' or as they are called in Shetland `The Merrie dancers'. You often have to react quick as aurora can last a few minutes to several hours. The intensity can also vary from the normal green colour to the intense purples and reds which dance across the sky.

Light pollution can be a problem so it is best to choose the darkest place you can otherwise the orange glow of town lights will make it look weaker, and also a moonless night would help.

Free postage is now offered when you buy a canvas from Amazing Shetland.

see more at