INCREDIBLE pictures of the Aurora Borealis have been captured near Malvern.

Andy Richardson took the pictures from Bromyard Road, Cradley last night (Sunday).

Mr Richardson said: "These are a couple of shots from last night's magnetic storm that brought the Aurora Borealis down to Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Malvern Gazette:

"I had an alert on my phone so I quickly grabbed my camera and jumped in the car, but within half a mile I had to stop and grab the shot over Cradley when I realised, I could see the sky was red to the naked eye.

"The second shot was taken later from Bromyard Road looking North. It was a brief showing but very beautiful and rare this far south."

The UK's night sky will be lit up with colour again this evening (February 27) as the Northern Lights are set to be visible as far as Cornwall. 

The Aurora Borealis are typically best seen in areas with high latitudes and are closer to the Arctic, such as Iceland and Scandinavia.

Usually, Scotland is the only part of the UK that is lucky enough to see the wonders of the world, however tonight, even areas of south England, including Kent and Cornwall should be able to see the display.

The Met Office confirmed on late Sunday evening that "A coronal hole high-speed stream" would be combined with a "fast coronal mass ejection" allowing the Lights to be seen across the UK.

The service also shared that the Aurora should be visible again in parts of the UK. 

People who want to grab a glimpse at the Aurora Borealis will need to be in a dark open space high off the ground such as a hill. 

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People also have better chances of seeing it in northern areas of England with good, dark and clear nights being the best.

The Aurora is caused by atoms and molecules in our atmosphere colliding with particles from the Sun, according to the Royal Museum Greenwich. 

Adding that the light's wavy patterns are created by force lines in the Earth's magnetic field, with the different colours created by different gasses.

The lowest area of the Aurora is normally around 80 miles from Earth whilst the top could be hundreds of miles above Earth.