The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Across Yorkshire Tonight As Solar Storm Hits Earth

The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Across Yorkshire Tonight As Solar Storm Hits Earth

You don’t need to head over to Iceland to witness the natural phenomena of the Aurora Borealis, which was seen as far south as Kent and Cornwall on in recent months.

there is a chance of minor/moderate geomagnetic storms on 20th July based on a Met Office space weather forecast.

The best time to see them is usually between 10pm and midnight, when the sky is darkest. You may think you need to head over to Iceland, Canada or Norway to see the Northern Lights, but you don’t.

The stunning colours, also known as the aurora borealis, are a product of solar activity and are caused by charged particles in the solar wind interacting with molecules in the upper atmosphere of the Earth.

How to spot the Northern Lights…

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Whilst there is a chance to see the Northern Lights over the next few days there is no guarantee. Cloudy conditions and light pollution can affect visibility.What you need is dark skies and a clear night to really get the most incredible sighting.

And also viewing opportunities are expected to be limited due to short hours of darkness at this time of year.

So, if you’re looking to get a great glimpse you need to head out of the city or head to higher ground to catch a glimpse.

If you’re wondering how to know when is best to see the Northern Lights – visit the AururaWatchUK which is run by the Department of Physics at Lancaster University and provides a real-time status tool, which was on red alert Sunday evening.

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