NORTHERN LIGHTS IN THE UK
Wednesday March 18th, 2015
The UK was treated to a rare display of the spectacular Northern Lights last night, making St Patricks Day an extra special one. The phenomenon, normally witnessed in the Arctic Circle, and sometimes in Northern parts of Scotland could be seen as far South as the Midlands.
The Northern lights, or the “Aurora Borealis” to give it its proper name happens when there are eruptions from the Suns surface, that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and ignite, giving off a variety of spectacular colours across the sky. Apparently this has been happening in abundance recently, allowing the sightings further south than is normal.
So if you did see this light show last night, don’t worry, you hadn’t had one too many on St Patricks day, you are among a lucky category of humans that are fortunate to see one of the world’s most spectacular light shows.
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