Skies were painted green last night (February 26) in parts of Scotland due to a spectacular display of the Northern Lights, leaving locals amazed by the beauty of nature.
The lights are set to be visible again tonight, and there’s a small chance some might catch a glimpse further south. If you’re somewhere with little light pollution, there’s a potential for an aurora borealis end to your month of February.
Scots were also posting their shots of the aurora yesterday, including cabin crew Patsy who was lucky enough to be landing back into the Scottish capital just in time.
Where to watch the Northern Lights in London
Now, we must stress, that for much of London the sky will look just the same as it normally does. It’s incredibly rare for the Northern Lights to be visible this far south, but the Met Office has said there is a CHANCE (*insert Jim Carrey GIF here*).
Any Londoners hoping to see the geomagnetic storm will need to find somewhere with minimal light pollution and clear view of the northern horizon.
The Met Office said: ‘There is a similar expectation for later on 27 Feb as another coronal mass ejection arrives and there is a chance of conditions strengthening to G3/Strong geomagnetic storm levels. Aurora is once again possible to similar latitudes, perhaps as far south as central or southern England should any more persistent storm periods occur.’
The Met Office has also tweeted a number of amazing-looking pictures from all around Northern UK, saying: ‘A coronal hole high speed stream arrived this evening combined with a rather fast coronal mass ejection leading to #Aurora sightings across the UK.’
“Cloud cover ultimately blocks the view of the light,” The Met Office added. “Ideally, the lights will be best viewed away from any light pollution, in remote areas, facing the northern horizon – north facing coasts produce some of the best viewing locations.”
So the chance is slim, but we might just get a glimpse of the Northern Lights from southern England tonight.