Northern Lights: Experts predict spectacular Aurora Borealis could be seen in skies above South Yorkshire tonight

The Aurora over Stannage Edge. Photo by F Stop Press Ltd.
The Aurora over Stannage Edge. Photo by F Stop Press Ltd.
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Meteorologists have said that the Auroro Borealis, also know as the Northern Lights, could be seen in the skies over South Yorkshire tonight.

The Aurora will be most active between 9pm and 3am, and if there are clear skies we could get a glimpse of the spectacular phenomenon.

The Aurora is amplified because the Earth has been dipping into a wide, fast stream of particles from the Sun over the last few days.

When those fast-moving solar particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field – it can cause a geomagnetic storm, resulting in a heightened auroral activity.

If you are lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights tonight send your photos and videos to news@thestar.co.uk