Skies were painted shades of green, purple and blue on Sunday evening, thanks to a "lucky combination" of conditions that made the Northern Lights visible across large parts of the country.
A dazzling display of the the aurora borealis was seen as far south as Oxfordshire as skies cleared.
The colourful display is caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth's magnetic field and is usually only visible in the far north of Scotland.
Met Office space weather adviser Amanda Townsend explained that conditions in the lower atmosphere and in space meant the aurora was visible across parts of the country.
"Once in a while the solar winds are enhanced to levels stronger than normal, with particles at higher speeds, and on this occasion it has connected really well with the Earth's magnetic field."
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Those who missed the light show in England might have to wait a while for the next display.
"The strongest part of the geomagnetic storm has passed and it probably won't be as strong on Monday night, so the main places to see aurora will be in north Scotland," Ms Townsend said.