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Northern lights produce stunning display across UK

The Northern Lights have been seen across the UK this evening, with dozens of stargazers posting images of the spectacular shots of the night sky.

The spectacular display has been seen in areas across the country. There is a high level of geogmagnetic activity reported across Britain this evening, especially in the north of the country.

And a number of people posted stunning images over the UK this evening, especially in the northern sections of the country.

According to Spaceweather.com March is the best month to see the northern lights. A 75-year study from retired NASA solar physicist David Hathaway shows that March has more geomagnetically active days than any other month of the year.

On average earth sees six days of high geomagnetic activity in March compared to just three in December. Even so, the Northern Lights are usually only seen in Scotland, parts of northern England, and Northern Ireland.

The lights are caused by energetic particles emitted from the sun. When these particles hit earth the magnetic field funnels them toward the poles, interacting with the atmosphere and depositing energy to create the colourful effect.

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