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THE Northern Lights should be visible from Yorkshire tonight if the skies remain clear, according to the Met Office.

The Aurora Borealis lit up the skies above northern Scotland on Tuesday night - and the phenomenon could be enjoyed by night sky watchers across our region tonight.

A Met-Office spokesman 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 Northern Lights are more often seen in autumn and spring.

The Met Office’s blog says: “The disturbance tonight is strong, the skies for many could be clear and so the chances of seeing the aurora are good for areas such as North Wales, Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.”

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