Northern Lights predicted to be seen 'from anywhere in the UK' tonight

The Aurora, Northern Lights, spotted on Crosby Beach last month
-Credit: (Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

People across the UK could see the Northern Lights again as the weather phenomenon is predicted to be "visible by eye and camera".

The rare phenomenon, also known as Aurora borealis, have been spotted in the sky over Merseyside and beyond a number of times in recent months. One of the most spectacular things you can see in the night sky, the Northern Lights are caused by activity on the surface of the sun. Solar storms produce huge clouds of electrically charged particles, which then travel millions of miles, and some can be captured in the Earth's magnetic field, according to experts at Royal Museums Greenwich.

Last month, the skies over the city were dazzled by the Lights, with people taking to social media to share photos from areas including Huyton, Crosby, Belle Vale and Norris Green.

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On Friday, June 28, Aurora Watch UK, issued a "red alert" for the Aurora borealis and said: "It is likely that aurora will be visible by eye and camera from anywhere in the UK".

The Met Office space forecast states: "A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) which left the Sun on June 25 arrived at Earth early this morning (June 28)"

Aurora Watch has issued a red alert
Aurora Watch has issued a red alert -Credit:Aurora Watch

It goes on to say: "Therefore, some enhancement to the aurora is expected overnight into Saturday morning, mainly across northern Scotland, but perhaps as far south as Northern Ireland and northern England, given clear skies, though likely hampered by the limited hours of darkness at this time of year."

Liverpool has a predicted sunset time of 9.44pm today, Friday.

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