Spectacular Northern Lights Illuminate UK: Top 10 Most Amazing Twitter Pictures of Aurora Borealis

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By Gopi Chandra Kharel | February 28, 2014 6:42 PM EST

The Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - has been mesmerising people in the United Kingdom with rare displays of spectacular lights and colours in the sky. The glittering grandiosity of lights has enthralled the country, from the north of Scotland to as far south as Essex and Gloucestershire.

The dazzling lights - most of which has been photographed and posted online - have been clearly visible in Norfolk, as well as the west coast, in South Wales.

The Aurora is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the high latitude, mostly Arctic and Antarctic regions. It is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere.

Here is a look at the top 10 most amazing pictures of the Northern Lights posted by Twitter users:

— Blackpool Astronomy (@badas_tweets) February 28, 2014

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