Northern lights could be seen over Wirral & Merseyside tonight

northern lights over Liverpool last year - Carl Ryan

northern lights over Liverpool last year – Carl Ryan

A large solar storm resulted in the northern lights being seen as far south as Dorset and Bournemouth on Monday night.

Experts at the Met Office say that the UK has another chance to catch the spectacular display Wednesday night.

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Visibility of the northern lights will depend on the weather in your area, with Wirral & Merseyside predicted some cloud cover tonight it is looking like the chances of seeing the display will be quite small small. However, we can still hope for a break in clouds!.

The best chance of seeing the northern lights is looking to the North away from light pollution after sunset.

Sunset will be at 9:44pm, although it may not be dark enough. It may be worth checking the skies further into the night when its darker.

A spokesman at the Met Office said: “Seeing the Northern Lights will depend on if you are lucky enough to get some cloud breaks.

“There’s going to be quite a lot of cloud around overnight but during the first half of the night there’s a possibility of some cloud breaks so I wouldn’t rule it out”

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Cloud will be thicker towards the coast tonight. So head inland to get a clearer view.

Cloud will be thicker towards the coast tonight. So head inland to get a clearer view.

Solar eruptions travel at 2,000,000 MPH and can take around 2 days to travel 93,000,000 miles to earth.

Please send us your pics or video to our Facebook Page if you manage to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights and we’ll share the best ones.

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