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Northern Lights: Aurora Borealis time lapse seen from Isle of Man

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Media captionPaul Ward captured the phenomenon fro Ballaugh beach in the Isle of Man

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, have been photographed from Ballaugh in the Isle of Man.

Stargazer Paul Ward, from Douglas, captured the phenomenon from the beach at about 01:00 BST on Tuesday.

The glow is usually best seen from northern latitudes like Norway, Alaska, Iceland and northern Scotland.

Mr Ward said: "The photos came back with unexpectedly brilliant colours and I immediately set up for a time lapse."

He added: "It's a very rewarding subject and I feel very fortunate to be able to view, capture it and share it here on the Isle of Man."

The Northern Lights happen when incoming solar radiation hits the earth's upper atmosphere and excites atoms to a new energy state, emitting energy in the form of coloured light.

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