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Lake District may see northern lights

Posted 8 March 2012
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Lake District may see northern lights
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Tonight (March 8th) may be a good night to bring out the winter jackets again as a cold cloudless evening could bring a rare visual sight in Scotland and even parts of northern England.

With a large solar flare being reported, Aurora Borealis - better known as the northern lights - could be visible in more northerly parts of the UK.

While some experts are warning that the electromagnetic charge of the largest solar flare to hit Earth in five years may cause disruption to the power grid, the consolation for those with clear skies could be the remarkable sight of the famous ethereal green glow.

Those outside towns will get the best chance to view the phenomenon due to the lack of light pollution. 

According to the Met Office forecast, most parts of the country will be cloudy tonight and some places will see rain, so it may be a case of hoping for a little lucky break in the clouds.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801313381-ADNFCR