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Northern Lights: Top photography tips

Tonight is the best chance to see the Northern Lights in our region for a long time.

No guarantees - but if it does happen you might want to know how to photograph it.

Viewer Alison Leddy has given us her top tips for capturing the phenomenon on camera.

Go as far away from any light pollution as possible and look to the north for clear dark skies.

The coast is generally the best.

Be prepared for a long wait and keep taking photos and checking on your camera.

– Alison Leddy
Alison captured this shot earlier this year Credit: Alison Leddy

A lot of the time it isn't visible to the naked eye but because you are doing a long exposure, your camera's sensor picks up the light and colours.

Best tip ever is to wrap up warm, it could turn into a long night.

– Alison Leddy

If you do get a picture you can email me your pictures to:

weatherpics@itv.com

Or Tweet me:

@Ross_Hutchinson

And good luck!!

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Northern Lights over Saltburn-by-the-Sea

People across the North East were out late for a rare glimpse of the Northern Lights last night.

This picture was taken by one of our viewers, Nick Wesson, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire.

Northern Lights in North Yorkshire: they are not normally seen this far south Credit: Nick Wesson

What did the Northern Lights look like where you live? Share your pictures with us on Facebook, on Twitter or by emailing pam&ian@itv.com.