It's a phenomenon more usually associated with the far north but the Northern Lights - or aurora borealis - could actually be seen from Dartmoor last night.
People often travel to Iceland or Norway to see the strange sights but Phil Morgan stayed firmly at home in the West Country. No need to cancel the cruise yet - his experience was marred by the famous West Country mist.
Science tells us that what looks like dancing lights are in fact electrically charged particles from the sun as they enter the earth's atmosphere.
The Northern Lights will be visible once again across Somerset tonight.
According to our weather presenters Alex & Bob the conditions aren't perfect but there may be a lucky break in the cloud at just the right time. They say the best time to see them will be 30 minutes after sunset at 10.00pm.
The lights have already provided some spectacular images. Here are some pictures photographer Chris Small filmed in the early hours of Tuesday morning:
These astonishing pictures were taken from the Quantock Hills in Somerset last night by Will Gater.
Conditions are said to be good again on Wednesday night to see them from our part of the world. If you capture something like this, we'd love to feature your pictures in our programme.
Tune in to ITV News West Country from 6pm tonight for advice from our weather wizard Bob on how best to see them, and send your pictures in to firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.com/ITVWestCountry.
The Northern Lights were spotted in Somerset last night. This picture was taken by the Exmoor Search and Rescue team.
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The aurora borealis is usually only visible much further north, but a massive solar storm could see the Northern Lights make an appearance as far south as Plymouth tonight.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued a statement following its inspection of the Discovery cruise liner in Portland, Dorset.
It says that the vessel will stay put until safety issues over drills and training have been addressed.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has told us that officials went on board the Discovery at the end of last week as part of a routine inspection, and found a number of issues with 'safety management systems'.
This related to crew familiarisation of the ship and training.
The MCA ordered that the vessel should remain in place until the owners had made a number of improvements.