Video: The brightest Northern Lights in a generation illuminate the night sky over the UK

A powerful display of the aurora borealis over Kielder Water in Northumberland.

Monday, 7th March 2016, 10:24 am
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 16:16 pm

The Northern Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding.

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