Midlands wowed by rare shows of Northern Lights

People across the Midlands have captured a rare glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights. See the latest pictures here.

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Rare glimpse of the Northern Lights in Shropshire

The sky glows red & green in Whixal in Shropshire Credit: Chris Burrage

People across the Midlands were able to see a very rare sight last night as the sky turned red and green through the natural phenomenon which is the Northern Lights.

The Aurora Borealis lit up the skies as far south as Gloucestershire, the result of a strong magnetic storm.

It's very rare for the natural phenomenon to be seen so far south Credit: Chris Burrage

These pictures of the spectacular light show were taken by Chris Burrage in Whixal in Shropshire, who said he'd never seen them there before.

The Northern Lights are usually visible in only the more northern parts of the UK, but a surge in geomagnetic activity last night led to them appearing much further south than usual.

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