The aurora borealis or "northern lights", from Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, one of the best places in the British Isles to view this amazing spectacle in the night skies. This time-lapse is a compilation of several displays during 2013,including the 13th January, 8th October, 14th October (from Drummore, Mull OF Galloway) 30th October, 9th November, 10th November (with airglow, and if you look closely, a dispersing meteor train ?), 30th November (with comet Lovejoy) and 15th December. Ive also included a couple of noctilucent cloud displays from the 1st and 4th July. It has been a pretty good year for displays, with 31 auroras in total, although around 10 of these were very minor, or viewed through heavy cloud cover. The only month I didn't see any auroras was June, in fact I've never seen an aurora in June, not all that surprising given the bright summer skies over Scotland. The highlight of the year for me has to the combined aurora and noctilucent cloud display on the 4th/5th August, which was just stunning.