The skies above Northumberland are perfectly dark and clear in the winter months making them a great place to see the Northern Lights. Using their official title, Aurora Borealis is a natural light display caused by charged particles colliding in the Earth’s atmosphere and is seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemisphere.

Locals and visitors regularly make the pilgrimage to the Northumberland National Park or the coast to catch a glimpse of this incredible phenomenon and flood social media with their fantastic photos. Try the website ‘Hidden Northumberland’ to see what we mean.