Northern Lights make spectacular rare appearance in UK & Ireland (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The dazzling phenomenon was visible as far south as Oxfordshire as well as South Wales, Scotland and in parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Aurora borealis occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun enter earth's atmosphere. The phenomenon is normally best observed in regions close to the North Pole.
However, cosmic conditions and clear skies combined last night to give night sky watchers in the UK and Ireland an unforgettable light show.
Dunstanborough, with Northern Lights, just about my favourite place in the UK pic.twitter.com/Fzxu2SQZWR— steve (@StCrad) March 7, 2016