Northern Lights in stunning overhead display in Shetland

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Image source, Heather Gray
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Heather Gray caught this scene in Unst in the very north of the Shetland Islands

A vibrant display of the aurora borealis was visible over Shetland on Sunday night.

Images of the spectacle - known in Shetland as the "Mirrie Dancers" - have been shared widely on social media.

Image source, Martin Ramsay
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Martin Ramsay's snap from Ollaberry would not look out of place in an episode of Doctor Who
Image source, Kev Bryant
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Kev Bryant witnessed the Northern Lights above this cottage in Brettabister
Image source, Steve Birrell
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This image of the Mirrie Dancers, captured by Steve Birrell at Dunrossness is almost otherworldly.
Image source, Ali Farquhar
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Ali Farquhar snapped the lights on the way back from Sullom Voe
Image source, Darren Close
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Darren Close saw the Northern Lights at Jarlshof, a prehistoric and Norse settlement
Image source, Steve Birrell
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The lights as seen over Shetland Croft Museum

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