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Spectacular Northern Lights illuminate Britain

Britain was treated to spectacular views of the Northern Lights last night, with reported sightings as far south as Essex.

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Northern Lights images from across the UK

The Northern Lights, aka Aurora borealis, have been spotted throughout the UK this evening, lighting up the sky as far south as Norfolk.

In Whitley Bay:

In Thurso, Scotland:

In the Isle of Sky:

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