People across Ireland and Britain have experienced a rare and spectacular show put on by the Northern Lights as they turned their eyes to the skies last night.
The phenomenon which is referred to as Aurora Borealis created spectacular scenes across parts of the UK. The vibrant red and green lights lit up skies far south as Gloucestershire, Essex and Norfolk. The stunning dancing lights are created by charged particles colliding in the Earth’s atmosphere. They are usually seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.