The Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – were seen overnight from large parts of Scotland. The natural lights display is connected to activity on the sun.

Image source, Dawid GierszewskiImage caption, Dawid Gierszewski's image of the Northern Lights which could be visible where skies were clearImage source, Monika Focht/BBC Weather WatchersImage caption, Monika Focht took this image at Pennan on the Aberdeenshire coastImage source, Scamp191/BBC Weather WatchersImage caption, The night sky in Kinloss, Moray, in a picture taken by BBC Weather Watcher Scamp191Image source, Phil DiamondImage caption, Phil Diamond took his shot from LanarkshireImage source, The Cutter/BBC Weather WatchersImage caption, A photograph of the Northern Lights taken at Nairn in the HighlandsImage source, Ross CampbellImage caption, Ross Campbell's image was taken at Arnprior in StirlingshireImage source, Freck Fraser/BBC Weather WatchersImage caption, A powerful display seen from Belladrum in the Highlands in a picture by Freck FraserImage source, Linda CockburnImage caption, Linda Cockburn said of her shot: "Just a normal Wednesday night in Lindifferon, Fife."Image source, Mike AlexanderImage caption, Mike Alexander, of Galloway Astronomy Centre, said: "The aurora resulted from explosions on the sun a few days ago – they arrive a few hours earlier than expected. The image is looking north from Glasserton towards the Galloway Hills."Image source, Irwin McLeanImage caption, Irwin McLean took his photograph from a bedroom window in Aultbea in the HighlandsImage source, Danny WilsonImage caption, Danny Wilson's photograph from Langholm Moor last of the Aurora Borealis "dancing across the sky, meeting the Milky Way."

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