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Northern Lights: Your pictures of the Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights Scotland Image copyright Mark Janes
Image caption The Aurora Borealis visible in Scotland. Photo: Mark Janes.

The Aurora Borealis also know as the Northern Lights have been making an appearance across parts of the UK.

Stargazers and photographers around the world have captured some stunning images of the spectacle in recent days.

Here is a selection of their images:

Image copyright Mark Janes
Image caption This photo was taken by Mark Janes in Tain, Easter Ross, Scotland.
Image copyright @FilmakerTheo
Image caption A beautiful sky in Droitwich, West Midlands, England.
Image copyright David Smith
Image caption Pretty glow in the sky or the Northern Lights? David Smith at Wittenham Clumps in Oxfordshire, England took this image.
Image copyright Helen Highley
Image caption Helen Highley took this photo at Tantallon Castle, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.
Image copyright Paul Harvey
Image caption While Paul Harvey spotted them further south above Cleethorpes beach, England.
Image copyright Ruth Harlow
Image caption This photo was taken by Ruth Harlow just outside Perth, Scotland.

The Northern Lights are caused by the interaction of the solar wind - a stream of charged particles escaping the Sun - and our planet's magnetic field and atmosphere. Find out more about the Northern Lights.

The lights themselves are often visible in Scandinavian countries, but also in northern parts of the US and Canada.

Image copyright Justin Wetch
Image caption Justin Wetch took this photo in Palmer, Alaska, US.
Image copyright Justin Wetch
Image caption The Northern Lights in Alaska.. almost looks like Pac-Man.

The Northern Lights were also seen off the coast of Norfolk, England too. Thanks to Ben Gadsby-Williams for this time-lapse video.

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

You can email your pictures and video to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or upload them here.

Compiled by Rozina Sini

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