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This Week's Crazy-Gorgeous Photos of the Northern Lights

Feb 28 2014 - 9:40am

Source: Instagram user littlewicker [1]

Parts of the UK enjoyed a stunning view of aurora borealis this week, with people across the area taking to Instagram to share striking snaps of the northern lights. Pretty pictures of aurora borealis [2] are regularly taken in parts of Norway and Greenland, where the spectacle can be seen more often, but this week's light show brought bright shades of pink, green, and purple to the skies over Scotland, England, and Wales, too. Aurora borealis means "dawn of the north," which refers to the lights in the northern hemisphere, but the physical phenomenon happens in the southern hemisphere, too, where it's referred to as aurora australis. Take a look at some of the most unbelievable pictures of this week's display.

Source: Instagram user jmossfoto [3]

Source: Instagram user marcusbaily [4]

Source: Instagram user dawnlongworth [5]

Source: Instagram user richekingdom [6]

Source: Instagram user mademoisellecyc [7]

Source: Instagram user graciefleur [8]

Source: Instagram user alexxmilligan [9]

Source: Instagram user ionaspence [10]

Source: Instagram user jmossfoto [11]

Source: Instagram user daleemarr [12]

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Source: Instagram user ryanaitken [14]

Source: Instagram user littlewicker [15]


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