Juntos num só ritmo

A group of anonymous knitters known as the Saltburn Yarn Stormers who are located in and around the seaside town in Cleveland have struck once again producing their latest work in the build up to World Cup 2014 by creating knitted figures representing countries taking part in the competition that begins in Brazil in 19 days time.

The group members whose identities remain a secret launched their most recent creation in the early hours of the morning to avoid possible detection and secretly gathered to attach the figures to the railings on the Victorian pier in the town before melting back into the shadows…and anonymity…..I was given ‘EXCLUSIVE’ access to document this secretive group as they make public their latest and impressive creation.

Oh yeah…Juntos num só ritmo means All in one Rhythm and is the official slogan for World Cup 2014. So now you know.

 

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Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

 

 

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

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 Saltburn knitters strike again

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

 

Saltburn knitters strike again

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Charlie Smith, 3, from Doncaster

IF1_5279 Ruth Guy, 31 from New Marske and her friends enjoy the World Cup themed knitted figures on Saltburn pier as they celebrate her forthcoming wedding by spending the day in the town

 

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Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’ is a natural light display that majestically dances across the night sky particularly in the high latitude arctic or antarctic regions. On occasions however it can also be seen further south of these areas.

The displays can take many forms, including rippling curtains, pulsating globs, traveling pulses, or steady glows and appear in a range of different colours depending on the altitude. Blue violet/reds occur below 60 miles, with bright green strongest between 60-150 miles. Above 150 miles ruby reds appear

They were discovered in 1621 by French scientist Pierre Gassendi, who named them Aurora – after the Roman goddess of dawn – Borealis, the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas.

The origin of the aurora begins on the surface of the sun when geomagnetic storms cause clouds of gas to be ejected from the sun’s surface. Scientists call this a coronal mass ejection (CME).

If one of these reaches earth, taking about 2 to 3 days, it collides with the Earth’s magnetic field. This field is invisible, and if you could see its shape, it would make Earth look like a comet with a long magnetic ‘tail’ stretching a million miles behind Earth in the opposite direction of the sun.

When a coronal mass ejection collides with the magnetic field, it causes complex changes to happen to the magnetic tail region. These changes generate currents of charged particles, which then flow along lines of magnetic force into the Polar Regions. These particles are boosted in energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and when they collide with oxygen and nitrogen atoms, they produce dazzling auroral light.

The storms are measured using a scale called the Planetary Kp index and ranges from 1 to 9 with 1 being low and 9 being a very heavy storm.

The higher the Kp index the higher the likelihood of the Aurora becoming visible and the further South it can be seen. So 5 or 6 would mean it may be visible in Scotland and Northern England and 8+ could make it visible in southern England.

Last night it was particularly visible and appeared for a time over Saltburn on the north-east coast of the England.

Here are a few of my pictures…

 

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

Aurora Borealis visible over Saltburn, Cleveland

 

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