Two nights under the incredible glow of the Northern Lights in pictures

The stunning scenes were captured across Credit: Steven Lomas/Liam McCormick/@djmphotour/Andrew Gordon

Residents in the UK were treated to two nights of mesmerising colours from the Northern Lights.

On Sunday 26 February and Monday 27 February, the Aurora Borealis was visible as far south as Cornwall.

It is incredibly rare to see the phenomenon across so much of the country, with usually only northern Scotland and occasionally England getting a glimpse.

The Northern Lights happen when electrically charged particles from space enter the Earth's upper atmosphere at high speed, and this recent activity was the result of a solar storm.

Gallery: Northern Lights captured over the North East and North Yorkshire

The owners of a local wedding photography business captured this beautiful sight over South Shields. Credit: Above the Action - Wedding Films
Beautiful pinks and greens danced above the skies on the North Sea coast in South Shields. Credit: Steve Lomas
Stunning skies captured on the coast in Whitburn. Credit: Andrew Gordon
Captured on the 27 February over the Souter Lighthouse at around 9pm. Credit: Dave Watson
Liam McCormick from Sunderland said the lights over Souter Lighthouse were even visible to the naked eye. Credit: Liam McCormick
Whitby was also treated to the beautiful lights. Credit: @girlupnorth
This was The Derwent Walk near Hamsterley at 4:15am on Sunday 27 February. Credit: Connor Madden
The Aurora glowing over Chopwell, Gateshead, at 4:30am. Credit: Connor Madden
Andrew Charlton took this stunning picture during a flight to Newcastle from Colorado. Credit: Andrew Charlton
A glorious sky over St Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. Credit: @djmphotour

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