Fireball meteor flies through Northern Lights

Picture: Byron Griffiths
Picture: Byron Griffiths
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Caledonian MacBrayne ship’s master Byron Griffiths, who lives at Swordale on the Isle of Lewis, took this shot of a fireball meteor falling through the sky against a backdrop of the Northern Lights.

Images of the aurora borealis were captured in clear skies on Monday night, including along the west coast and in the Outer Hebrides. The Northern Lights are generated when particle streams from the sun collide with atoms high up in the atmosphere. Mr Griffiths tweeted his picture, adding: ”Pretty awesome!”