PICTURES: Northern lights spotted over Wirral & Liverpool

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Liverpool Bay seen from North Wales. CREDIT: Alan Jones
On Sunday night the Northern Lights put on a beautiful show across Wirral and Liverpool.

Stargazers were treated to a spectacular light display last night as the Northern Lights were visible across most parts of the region and the UK.

The spectacular lights are caused by charged particles emitted by the sun colliding with atoms in the earth’s atmosphere – different gases create the range of colours.

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

 

West Kirby. Credit: @WirralCheshire

 
West Kirby. Credit: @WirralCheshire
  
 
Neston on Wirral. Credit: Les Mcnamara

 
Wirral. Credit: David Chennell
  

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Liverpool Bay seen from North Wales. CREDIT: Alan Jones