The Northern Lights have made a rare appearance across the UK, delighting sky watchers up and down the country.

Excited onlookers shared pictures of the lights, also known as aurora borealis, visible right across the country, including the south coast of England.

They could be seen after one of the strongest geomagnetic storms for years hit Earth, with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issuing a rare solar storm warning.

Such storms increase people’s chances of seeing the lights
Northern Lights captured glowing over Europe on video
Storms of this scale could potentially impact infrastructure, including satellites and the power grid, the NOAA warned.

Newsmensaid clear skies – like those on Friday evening – made sightings possible from almost everywhere in the UK.

People in Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern parts of England usually have a higher likelihood.

May 11, 2024

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