Wednesday night saw the Aurora Borealis light up the night sky.
Flashes of red, green and pink were seen across the region thanks to clear skies.
Hopefully it will set the scene for further spectacles in 2017.
This picture of the Northern Lights was taken by Angi Wallace at 12.35 am this morning.
She says she sat waiting patiently in a chair for over three hours for clouds to clear and the aurora borealis to appear.
She was finally rewarded with clear skies and a brief 5 minute light display of the aurora.
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The skies were lit up with colours of the Northern Lights near Whitley Bay in Northumberland last night.
The Northern Lights, known as aurora borealis, is caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.
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There was a festive light display for a lucky few last night as clear skies led to perfect Aurora spotting conditions.
People in the east saw some spectacular scenes as the Northern Lights brought a splash of colour to the night's sky.
Here are some of the pictures you have been sending in.
There is an increased chance of catching the Northern Lights over Northern England and Scotland over the next few weeks.
A combination of space weather phenomena are a good sign for stargazers.
A high speed solar wind stream heading towards Earth will disturb our magnetic fields - and that could lead to a spectacular light show.
We are now in a period, lasting a few weeks, where factors are working together to increase the chances of geomagnetic disturbances, which in turn bring with them the aurora.
The strength of the disturbance directly relates to how far south the aurora is visible (or how far north if you are in the southern hemisphere), and of course you need clear skies to see it.
The weather tonight will be best in the west for Aurora spotting - with more cloud clinging to the east coast.
But if you miss out tonight do not worry - this set up is going to last for a little while yet.
You can see more on the Northern Lights [here](We are now in a period, lasting a few weeks, where these two factors are working together to increase the chances of geomagnetic disturbances, which in turn bring with them the aurora. The strength of the disturbance directly relates to how far south the aurora is visible (or how far north if you are in the southern hemisphere),
Two nights ago a lucky few were able to spot the Northern Lights over the north of the UK.
This was thanks to an increase in geomagnetic activity- a scenario that has been repeated today.
If this lasts it could mean good news for aurora spotters in the region tonight.
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The main problem we are facing is cloud levels.
The general trend os for the cloud to break through the late evening - with clearer skies developing after midnight.
At the moment it is a case of keeping your fingers crossed and watching this space.
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There were wonderful scenes to be spotted in our skies overnight as the Northern Lights made an appearance for a lucky few who stayed up into the early hours.
The purple, yellow and green lights were visible in Northern England and Southern Scotland.
Readings from aurorawatch showed above average geomagnetic activity readings last night.
The website has said this means,
The Aurora is likely to be visible from Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland."
As to whether we will have a similar scene tonight - at the moment it is a case of waiting and watching.
- If you catch a glimpse of the Aurora tonight do tweet @itvtynetees or email email@example.com your pictures.
Saturday night gave a lucky few a view to remember.
The Northern Lights were active over our region - with people on Holy Island getting some amazing views.
Here are some of the pictures we have been sent.
Ashly told us -
The light show was amazing and lasted for over 5 hours!
We left Sunderland at 6.30 on Saturday evening and returned home at 6.00am on Sunday morning… shattered but ecstatic.