Channel Island skies dazzle as colourful Northern Lights display captured on camera

  • Watch stunning footage of the Northern Lights across the Channel Islands, filmed by ITV News Camera Operators Dan Wickham and Tom Coule

The Northern Lights dazzled Channel Island skies overnight, with the striking natural phenomenon seen across Britain.

It was caused by an "extreme" geomagnetic storm, according to the UK National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Sightings so far south are rare with many capturing the colourful display on camera.

Guernsey - Tom Coule
Alderney - Abigail de Castella / Alderney Wildlife Trust
Grouville, Jersey - Billie-Jo Becker

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is when gases in the atmosphere, typically oxygen and nitrogen, collide with charged particles from the sun.

Light is emitted at various wavelengths, creating a colourful spectacle.

Sorel Point, Jersey - Charles Cushen
St Peter Port, Guernsey - Ollie and Sarah Orton