Amazing pictures capture Northern Lights in our skies

Our skies were rippling with the colours of the Northern Lights last night.

Friday, 8th April 2016, 7:05 am
Updated Friday, 8th April 2016, 7:16 am
Picture by Glen Hamilton.

These great pictures were captured by Glen Hamilton next to Souter Lighthouse.

The phenomenon, known as aurora borealis is caused by the interaction of the solar wind - a stream of charged particles escaping the Sun - and Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere.

Picture by Glen Hamilton.

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Picture by Glen Hamilton.