Met Office verdict on whether Stokies could see Northern Lights tonight

Though there are many reflecting on the fascinating spectacle the Northern Lights brought to North Staffordshire last night, many more are kicking themselves for missing it. The Aurora Borealis lit up the skies over much of the country last night, caused by a fierce solar storm.

There is hope for those who missed the stunning event last night, the Met Office says. The storm is continuing today, and, though the lights may not be as strong, they could still be witnessed tonight in the skies over Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

The Met Office says there is a "good chance" of witnessing the Northern Lights tonight, especially across the northern half of the UK. In a statement, the Met Office said: "Although geomagnetic activity is not expected to be as strong tonight, there’s still a good chance of aurora sightings, especially across the northern half of the UK.

"There could be some visibility further south, especially with long-exposure cameras."

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