The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis could be seen as far south as London this year. It is caused by the collision of electrically charged particles interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field.
They are rarely seen in this country – normally visible in places near the Arctic such as Iceland, Alaska and Norway. Every so often however, an increase in solar activity causes abnormally potent explosions of particles and when this happens, the Aurora Borealis can be seen much further south.
Earlier this week, people living in Scotland and parts of northern England got to witness the spectacularly breathtaking display of vibrant green and blue hues lighting up the night sky.
If the skies are clear, and the collision of charged particles remains strong, then people as far south as London may get a rare opportunity to witness this magnificent natural phenomenon over the next few nights.
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