Aurora lights up the night sky over Scotland

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Aurora BorealisImage source, Cogies Auroras/BBC Weather Watchers

Displays of the Aurora Borealis were visible from parts of Scotland overnight.

Also known as the Northern Lights, the aurora appear as shimmering waves of light when atoms in the Earth's high-altitude atmosphere collide with energetic charged particles from the sun.

BBC Weather Watchers and BBC Scotland News website readers photographed the "lights" from the Highlands and Moray. The displays were also powerful enough to be spotted further south than usual, including from North Berwick in East Lothian.

Image source, Skywatcher/BBC Weather Watchers
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A beautiful display of the aurora from Lossiemouth in Moray
Image source, Neil Mcclure
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The "lights" were visible from North Berwick in East Lothian
Image source, Alan Tough
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The aurora lights up the night sky in a picture taken from Elgin in Moray
Image source, MichelleC/BBC Weather Watchers
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The aurora's glow from Lossiemouth
Image source, Colin Conti/BBC Weather Watchers
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Hopeman on the Moray Firth coast was another vantage point for observing the Northern Lights
Image source, Crabman/BBC Weather Watchers
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The view from Munlochy on the Black Isle in the Highlands

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