Depending on the weather, God’s Own Country may have an opportunity to see the Northern Lights this week, so you might not need to travel all the way to Iceland to see them.
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.
This causes the sky to have hues like light green, pink, tones of red, yellow, blue, and violet.
Being that the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales are Dark Sky Reserves, these areas are ideal for viewing the Northern Lights because they are dark and free of light pollution.
The aurora borealis is anticipated to reach lower latitudes due to this solar activity, possibly making it visible in the United Kingdom.
Earlier this month, the Northern Lights were visible in parts of North Yorkshire and a York resident was lucky enough to capture it on film. See the image below!
They were also captured in Whitby earlier this month! See below: