Description

This is a newStanding Stones at the Ring of Brodgar- Aurora borealis colour way Light.

The background to the standing stones have a purple/aqua/green & lime frit colours fired on to the surface. The stones are fired on top of this in black enamel. The light looks colourful when it is unlit but once it is lit it brings the colours of the sky alive in a recreation of the Merry Dancers or Aurora Borealis.

The Light measures approximately 29 cm tall, 17cm wide and 12cm deep including its base. The base is made locally made by Dave a craftsman who has made this base to stand the glass in. The base includes an LED light fitting with a cable and plug. The base is finished with a gloss black paint.

Here is what Orkney.com say about the Northern Lights

For centuries, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, have captivated onlookers and given birth to countless myths and legends about their origin and meaning.

Nowadays we understand that our so-called ‘Merry Dancers’ are caused by charged solar particles colliding with atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere, but the spectacle of the Northern Lights remains awe-inspiring.

Orkney is a great place to witness the Northern Lights, with autumn and winter the ideal time of year. That said, clear, dark skies are needed, in addition to the right levels of atmospheric activity. And you’ll need some photography skills to get the best out of our aurora displays – don’t expect bright, dancing colours. Instead, use your camera’s settings to capture the moment perfectly.