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The Northern Lights shine over Whitley Bay

The skies were lit up with colours of the Northern Lights near Whitley Bay in Northumberland last night.

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over St Marys Island near Whitley Bay in Northumberland. Credit: PA

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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