In pictures: Northern Lights dazzle around the world

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The Northern Lights glowing above Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ statue on Crosby Beach in Liverpool, England
By Natasha Preskey
BBC News

Large parts of the world got a rare glimpse of the Northern Lights on Friday night, after one of the strongest geomagnetic storms to hit Earth for years.

These events increase chances of the lights being visible, and the last time there was such a strong storm was in 2003.

Here are some of the best images of the lights from around the world.

The aurora borealis could be seen in the night sky above the Molenviergang mill in Aarlanderveen, the Netherlands
Pink skies shone over the southwestern Siberian town of Tara in Russia, where this image was captured with a statue of Vladimir Lenin visible in the foreground
A happy camper is pitched up beneath a vibrant night sky in Middleton, north of San Francisco, California
Purple and green hues were visible above the Forth Bridge at North Queensferry, Scotland
The Northern Lights captured over Kharkiv, in northeast Ukraine
The sky glows above a row of poplars in the village of Daillens, Switzerland
BBC Weather Watcher Professormiller captured green hues in the sky over Mold, Flintshire, in Wales

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