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Northern Lights may be visible in South Wales tonight

By V_Jones  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

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Scientists say the Northern Lights could be visible in South Wales tonight as a solar storm heads towards the Earth.

Known as Aurora Borealis, it is a natural phenomenon in the sky caused by the collision of energetic charged particles which can result in a colourful light display, usually seen in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

But experts believe it could be possible to catch a glimpse of the impressive displays on Thursday night, after a mass ejection of particles from the sun two days ago has resulted in unusual solar weather.

Clear skies play a part of seeing the natural phenomenon, and The Met Office says the best chance of that is in eastern Scotland and north east England.

Those in the midlands also have a good chance of seeing the lights, but parts of southern England and Wales may also catch the twilight treat.

It'll be a late one though, with experts suggesting between midnight and 3am as the best times to view the lights.

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