The Northern Lights may be seen over Norfolk tonight

The Northern Lights could be visible in Norfolk tonight.

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are normally only visible in places such as Canada or Iceland, but due to high levels of sun radiation, they could be visible throughout the UK.

Adam Dury from Weatherquest said: 'There is a chance, though most places will be lucky to see it because there should be a fair amount of cloud cover tonight, so it is unlikely it will be visible but in a few patches.

'I think the best chance people have of seeing it is if they are on the North Norfolk coast, but even there, there are chances of fog patches and mist so it might not be visible.

'If anything, there might be a small window later this evening, between nine and midnight, where there could be clear skies for anyone to see it'.

The Aurora Borealis is caused by a mixture of solar materials, including radiation and solar wind.

Over the last couple of days, the sun has been emitting more radiation than normal, causing a G3 magnetic storm.

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This means that the lights could be visible as low as 50 degrees geomagnetic latitude, with anywhere north of that having the possibility of viewing the Northern Lights.

Send us your pictures of the Aurora Borealis by emailing newsdesk@archant.co.uk or tweeting @edp24

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