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Did you see Northern Lights over Staffordshire?

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

LIGHT FANTASTIC . . . The Northern Lights over Uttoxeter

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STAFFORDSHIRE residents were treated to rare and spectacular views of the Northern Lights last night.

The lights, called The Aurora Borealis, lit up the night sky in Uttoxeter.

The display took place between 9pm and 10pm.

The phenomenon is caused when electronically charged particles from the sun enter the earth's atmosphere. The Northern Lights are collisions between particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere.

Areas in the world with the most spectacular displays are primarily Canada, Russia, Alaska, Norway and fainter displays have even been seen from Scotland.

Northern Lights displays appear in many colours, although pale green and pink are the most common.

If you saw the Northern Lights in Stafford Borough, South Staffordshire or Cannock Chase email your pictures to editor@staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk.

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