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Rare glimpse of Northern Lights over Buxton

Buxton-based photographer Mo El-Fatih captured the Northern Lights above the Goyt Valley on Long Hill.

Buxton-based photographer Mo El-Fatih captured the Northern Lights above the Goyt Valley on Long Hill.

Stargazers have been treated to a rare display of the spectacular Northern Lights.

Sightings of the brightly-coloured lights - known as the Aurora Borealis - were reported over large parts of the UK last night (Thursday), including around Buxton and the Peak District.

Buxton-based photographer Mo El-Fatih was lucky enough to capture this photograph of the rare phenomenon on Long Hill.

He explained: “After having no luck at Mam Tor and Hathersage, I got lucky much closer to home, just above the Goyt Valley on Long Hill.

“It was a long and cold night, but very much worth the effort.”

The Northern Lights are caused when electrically-charged particles from the Sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

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