Northern Lights Make Spectacular Appearance in North Wales

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis were seen in several spots in North Wales earlier this week and even as far south as Merthyr Tydfil, and there is a chance to see it again in the coming days!

Aurora Borealis seen from parts of North Wales

The geomagnetic storm is one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomenon’s and was visible in several northern parts of the UK, from Northern Ireland to Scotland. They appear in our night skies due to strong solar winds. An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, and the name comes from the Latin word for ‘sunrise’. It occurs when electrically-charged particles from the Sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

Dr Nathan Case, from Aurora Watch UK, said: “Conditions are still quite current and active over the next few days so there may be a chance of seeing them until November 10.”

Dr Case also said the best time to see the Northern Lights was around dinner time between six and seven pm then later at 10pm. The dark, clear skies we are experiencing this week provide the perfect opportunity to see the Lights, and large open spaces free from light pollution add to getting a clear view of the dazzling spectacle.

North Wales has many beautiful natural landscapes – not just what you see in the sky – that you can marvel at during a holiday here. Lyons caravans for sale, North Wales, are on the doorstep of Snowdonia National Park, which has many stunning scenes to enjoy. The North Wales coastline is dotted with golden sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs, and there is the Great Orme, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, near Llandudno, to visit and admire.

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