IN PICTURES: The Northern Lights illuminate Maldon skies

By Chloe Brewster

12th May 2024 | Local News

The Northern Lights illuminated the sky across the world in rare appearances on Friday 10 and Saturday 11.

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are the result of a strong geomagnetic storm which hit on Friday, one of the strongest to hit Earth for years.

These storms increase the chance of the colourful lights, with the last storm of this magnitude occurring in 2003.

The vibrant colours, ranging from green to pink, are caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with gases in the Earth's atmosphere.

Here are some of the best images of the display from across the Maldon District, taken by our readers.

     

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