Northern Lights expected to be visible across Scotland tonight

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Skywatchers across Scotland could be set for another chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights tonight.

Photographers captured stunning colours dancing across Scottish skies on Tuesday when the Aurora Borealis was seen from the Highlands and as far south as East Lothian.

Amazing northern lights display over Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle in Caithness, Scotland. Picture: SWNS

Amazing northern lights display over Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle in Caithness, Scotland. Picture: SWNS

Aurora Watch UK, which moitors geomagnetic activity, said there was a chance the phenomenom could be visable tonight, if conditions remain clear.

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Experts believe the Northern Lights could pass over Scotland between 9pm and 6am - with a better chance of being seen between 9pm and midnight.

Those wanting to see the dramatic light display should head to an area free of light pollution and hope for clear and dark skies.

A customer asked staff to 'turn on' the Northern Lights

A customer asked staff to 'turn on' the Northern Lights

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People further to the north will also have a better chance of spotting the aurora, with sightings less likely the further south you are.

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Locations with a good view of the northern horizon, such as beaches, headlands or the tops of hills, will also have an advantage, with the lights occurring to the north-east of the UK. Unfortunately, while the forecast for the aurora is good, the same can’t be said for the weather. The Met Office reports that much of the country will experience heavy cloud over the next few nights.

Northern Lights seen over Loch Leven in Kinross. Picture: SWNS

Northern Lights seen over Loch Leven in Kinross. Picture: SWNS