Northern Lights: Britons can see the aurora borealis from home this December – here’s how

Northern Lights: Britons can see the aurora borealis from home this December – here’s how

Scotland

Residents in Scotland are among some of the most likely to catch a glimpse of the magical natural phenomenon.

Around 70 percent of Scotland is made up of rural land free from the glare of city lights.

This makes it even easier to spot the display in these parts of the country.

According to WWF, the most likely spots to see the lights are the Scottish Highlands and Scottish Isles.

WWF also list some other northern hotspots as:

  • • Shetland, Orkney and Caithness
  • • Aberdeenshire and the Moray Coast
  • • Lewis, Harris and the most northerly tip of Skye
  • • The Cairngorms
  • • Galloway Forest Park
  • • Rannoch Moor and Perthshire
  • • Angus and the coast of Fife
  • • Calton Hill or Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

England

Due to the location of the Northern Lights, unsurprisingly the northern regions of England are some of the best places to see the colourful display.

The Lake District has also been cited as a prime viewing location, with Derwent water near Keswick listed as one of the major hotspots.

In southern regions, the lights have been spotted in areas such as Exmoor National Park in Devon and southernmost parts of the Cornish coastline.

Published at Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:13:00 +0000