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Northern Lights above Cumbria

A spectacular Northern Lights display on Thursday night was beautifully captured by photographers across Cumbria.

The News & Star's Stuart Walker captured the dazzling Aurora Borealis at the RSPB Geltsdale Reserve, near Hallbankgate, which has some of the darkest skies in the county.

The lights are caused by electrically charged particles from the Sun entering the Earth's atmosphere.

Did you take any Northern Lights photos? Send them to and we'll add them to this gallery.

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Beautiful pictures, but what did the naked eye see?

Posted by Sidney on 9 March 2014 at 21:37

I failed to see them on a clear night in Port Carlisle despite looking for hours. The shy was a bit pinker than usual but im not sure if that was the street lamps in gretna!

Posted by Matt Lowry on 6 March 2014 at 20:46

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