Northern lights in Scotland tonight

This video from Norway says about itself:

This video explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun create northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet.

From Scotland Now:

Scotland set for a beautiful Northern Lights display

Sep 12, 2014 00:01

SCOTLAND could be set for a beautiful display of the Northern Lights .

The bright dancing lights, known as the aurora borealis, could be on display in Scotland and across other parts on the UK tonight (Friday 12).

This is because there have been two large explosions on the Sun and huge amounts of magnetically charged particles have been hurled into space towards Earth.

Known as Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), they can produce many different colours, with green, pink, red, blue and yellow all possible.

Often the particles are deflected by the earth’s magnetic field, so the best places to witness it are close to the poles where the field is weakest.

The Met Office said it is expecting there to be some cloud and localised fog patches around on Friday night but there should also be some clear skies.

It recommends finding somewhere away from street lights and says the best chance of seeing the aurora will be around midnight.

Earlier this year, we told you that catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights topped a bucket list of things Scots wanted to do before they die .

A survey of 2000 people by the National Lottery placed seeing the aurora borealis natural phenomenon above any other personal desire.

See also here.

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