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In the UK, the best chance of seeing the aurora will be in Scotland, the far north of England and Northern Ireland.
Although there will be widespread cloud overnight there will be clear patches when you might be able to see the Northern Lights.
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Read more: Six tips for spotting the Northern Lights
- Find somewhere dark, away from street lights and houses.
- Try and get somewhere high if possible to eliminate light pollution and give yourself the best possible view of the sky.
- While you should generally face north, when the geomagnetic activity is high be aware that the aurora may be south of you, so it is worth checking all directions.
- Check the local weather forecast for clear skies.
- You have the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights from 10pm to 2am, but you might catch a glimpse if it is still dark when you get up in the morning.
- Remember to wrap up warm if you are going out to watch the Northern Lights.
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