Northern lights in Northumberland is the best in years this time
The stunning view of the display of aurora borealis in Northumberland is the best in several years this time and it was visible to the naked eye for several hours.
Northern lights chaser and press association photographer Owen Humphreys, travelled to see the display of the light with his relative Matthew O’Connor who is now studying for a GCSE in photography. He said, “We knew there was a 20 per cent chance of seeing the aurora but we went up to take pictures of the Milky Way. When it started it came out of the blue and instead of staying for three or four hours we were there for about seven.”
He further said that there was a small show about 10 O’ Clock at night and after midnight it grew stronger and around 2AM it went crazy. There were a lot of greens in the sky and there was also a display of pink light. The pillars of light were swirling and dancing and it raised to up to 100 ft in the air. He said it was unreal and it was the best show he had seen all his life.
Before the lights become visible to the naked eye, the solar winds blow the electrons and protons from the atmosphere of the Sun towards earth. These charged particles, when they collide in the earth’s atmosphere, these most striking magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres, this wonder occurs.