THE Aurora Borealis put on a remarkable display over Yorkshire last night treating stargazers to a rare glimpse of the stunning natural phenomenom.

The Northern Lights were spotted across the UK, and members of the York Astronomical Society managed to capture some images of the rare sight over the city.

The display was caused when solar wind - or electronically charged particles - was thrown out by the sun and entered the Earth's atmosphere.

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A time lapse animation of the aurora. Picture: Martin Dawson