The Northern Lights Will Be Visible In Britain’s Skies Tonight

Look to the skies this evening, and you could see one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the Northern Lights. 

Forecasters at NASA’s NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) predict a spike in solar activity this evening, which could mean that the Northern Lights are visible over the UK. 

According to the experts, the solar activity should be strongest from around 9pm this evening, until around 3am tomorrow morning. 

According to the Met Office, the weather in the UK tonight will be “Dry with clear spells for most, but a few showers in the west” – which bodes well for those in search of the Lights. 

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, occur most commonly in the Arctic Circle, but occasionally venture further south. Northernmost areas are most likely to experience the phenomenon, especially in remote areas away from light pollution. 

Northern Lights above the Lofoten Islands in Norway (Alamy)

But, if you want truly stellar views of the Northern Lights, don’t miss our new cruise to Norway, in the company of some very special guests: Dallas Campbell, the star of popular BBC science shows Stargazing Live and Horizon.  

During this exclusive holiday for Woman & Home readers, you’ll join Dallas for a private talk and Q&A about his globetrotting TV adventures and the science of stargazing. You’ll also take a guided trip with Dallas to visit beautiful Nordkapp, the northernmost place in Europe – plus hear an award-winning talk by Dr Tamsin Edwards about how the entire record of life on Earth is buried deep within the polar ice cap.

You’ll also be joined by world-renowned astrologer Penny Thornton, who will give you a more mystical insight into the power of the Northern Lights on your horoscopes. Read more about our exclusive Northern Lights cruise