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The Aurora Borealis lights up Wells
Mon 3 Mar 2014


The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, gave a rare and spectacular display on the 28th February 2014.

The display occurs when solar wind, (electrically charged particles), is ejected from the Sun in an event called a coronal mass ejection, and enters the Earth's atmosphere after two or three days, causing the gas atoms in the sky to glow.

Usually, the particles are pulled towards the North Pole but on this occasion there were enough of them to travel further down South.

The fantastic images below were taken at Wells sent in by Peter Lynn.