Northern Lights made a comeback in parts of the UK last night
After multiple sightings last month, the Northern Lights have once again made an appearance in skies over the North East.
The lights, known as the aurora borealis, were captured by photographers as they shimmered in the sky above the coastline at around 11.30 pm on Tuesday.
Pictures taken of the phenomenon over St Mary’s Island in Whitley Bay on North Tyneside show the breathtaking spectacle as it happened.
People on the north-facing coast of Scotland also spotted the phenomenon that went on well into early this morning.
Last October, the lights were spotted from the same location by the same photographer, Owen Humphreys.
Last month, the lights appeared in the skies across the UK, on two consecutive days as predicted by the Meteorological Office.
Yesterday’s sighting seems to be unexpected as there was no warning from weather departments.
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Northern Lights are caused when a fast stream of solar wind flashes through the sky to create a ‘dancing’ effect.
Autumn in general is the best time to see the Northern Lights at its best due to clearer skies.
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