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Mandatory Credit: Photo by WittWoo Photography/REX Shutterstock (5225250b) Aurora Borealis over The Eden Valley Cumbria Aurora Borialis over Eden Valley, Cumbria, Britain - 07 Oct 2015

Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis Puts On Spectacular Light Show Over UK

Usually associated with the far north reaches of the planet, the Aurora Borealis – or Northern Lights – were spotted over England last night. Thanks to a quirk in the weather, where a high-speed solar wind disturbed the earth’s magnetic field, the incredible phenomenon was visible much further south than usual, gracing the skies over Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northern England.