Merseyside could be treated to a view of the Northern Lights TONIGHT

northern lights over Liverpool last year - Carl Ryan

northern lights over Liverpool last year – Carl Ryan

If skies stay clear then some parts of Merseyside could be able to spot the Northern lights tonight.

The Met Office say that skies for many could be clear and so the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are good for areas across the North West.

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Formby Beach northern lights this March - Rob Doyle

Formby Beach northern lights this March – Rob Doyle

A Met Office meteorologist said: “There is a chance in North England, North Wales and Scotland, it’s difficult to say really. At the moment we will see it if we have clear skies.

“If the wind picks up then we might see it further south. It depends on speed how we see it on Earth and what impact it has.”

The best chance of seeing it is three hours before dawn.

The Northern lights are formed when highly charged particles erupt from the sun and collide with our atmosphere.

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

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