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Northern Lights Shine Bright Over the UK

Northern Lights Shine Bright Over the UK

 

There were amazing sightings of the Northern Lights over the UK last night, particularly in northern Ireland and Scotland but also spotted as far south as Oxfordshire.

The lights were prominently visible at around 20:00 as the MET office predicted a solar storm and a ‘lucky combination of conditions’ to make this kaleidoscope of colours visible in parts of the UK.

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The space weather advisor for the MET said:

“Once in a while the solar winds are enhanced to levels stronger than normal, with particles at higher speeds, and on this occasion it has connected really well with the Earth’s magnetic field,”

The strongest part of the geomagnetic storm has now passed, meaning glimpses of the Northern lights are likely to be available only to those in northern England and Scotland on Monday night.

 

Happy stargazing