Wales

Northern Lights shine in the night sky over Wales

Northern lights over Barmouth, Gwynedd Image copyright Andy Jones
Image caption The view over Barmouth, Gwynedd

Stargazers across Wales were treated to the spectacular sight of the Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - overnight.

The brightly-coloured phenomenon was visible in north and mid Wales as skies across the UK were bathed in light.

It was visible in Scotland and Northern Ireland and as far south as Oxfordshire in England.

Aurora Borealis occurs when electrically-charged particles from the Sun enter the Earth's atmosphere.

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Image caption Aurora views over Great Orme, Llandudno
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Image caption The Northern Lights over Colwyn Bay, Conwy county
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Image caption Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia complete with snow-capped mountains
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Image caption Rhosgadfan, Gwynedd, bathed in purple light
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Image caption The view from Anglesey
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Image caption Northern Lights as seen from Broadhaven , Pembrokeshire
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