'Seen only 2 miles from where I live, this image shows the Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) reflected in the water at Sandside. This was the result of a very spontaneous trip out with a friend, we were in Lancaster when we saw the alert and checked webcams to see the sky was lit up with reds and greens so we flew to Sandside and I luckily managed to capture this in between all the cloud!
The Northern lights are actually caused by electrically charged particles from our Sun. Solar storms give out huge clouds of these particles which travel millions of miles before colliding with Earth and becoming captured in its magnetic field. The particles then slam into atoms and molecules in Earth's atmosphere which heats them up, causing them to glow in a process called excitation. The wavy patterns and pillars you see in the lights are caused by lines of force in Earth's magnetic field!'
How to order:
*UNFRAMED* A3 Mounted Print (290gsm pearl, with a 2" white mount) - Please select an available print number, from the drop-down menu, and add to basket.
To order your print *FRAMED*, for an EXTRA £60 - Please select 'Framed'
*When placing an order, we will notify you if we are out of stock and need to order the print in. If so, it will take an additional 5-7 working days to reach you.
*For all mounted & framed pieces, please collect from Cherrydidi Ambleside or Keswick (choose pick-up location at checkout).
*If you are unable to collect, a delivery fee of £12-35 will be payable - please choose ‘Standard delivery’ at checkout and we will contact you to take additional payment.
*All framed work is framed locally with a wooden black mould. Pieces to be posted out contain 2mm shatterproof acrylic, instead of glass, which gives the same visual impact but is much safer for transportation.
About the photographer - Dom is a 26 year old astro-photographer from the Lake District, UK. He loves nothing more than travelling to remote and wild locations and capturing incredible dark skies using his astro-modified camera and specialist sky tracking equipment.
Dom says “I do what I do because I am fascinated by what’s out there, the aim of my work isn’t to show people what’s there that you can see, but what’s there that you can’t see! I also love inspiring people to get out and spend time under the stars, it will change your perspective on the world and is very healing!”
Shipping and returns
You can collect between 1.30pm-3.30pm from Cherrydidi Keswick on Fridays and Cherrydidi Ambleside on Saturdays. Please call 017687 71170 to confirm your time slot so we can keep everyone safe.
Standard Delivery - £4.00
(5 working days)
UK orders will normally be received within 5 working days. Choose this option if you’re not in a hurry to receive your order and we’ll use the most efficient delivery method possible. (This method only covers up to £20 compensation for loss or damage)
Special Delivery - guaranteed by 1pm (insured up to £500) - £11.00 (Next Working Day delivery on orders placed before midday)
Delivery next working day for orders placed before midday (Mon-Fri). This method covers up to £500 compensation for loss or damage (we strongly recommend selecting 'Special Delivery' for items worth over £50).
International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Europe: £14.90 (covered up to £250)
International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Worldwide: £24.70 (covered up to £250)
International orders will normally be received within 7-14 working days, depending on the destination.
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