The light show of the millenium

light show of the milleniumDuring January and February, a geomagnetic storm hit parts of the UK and treated residents to a rare and extremely beautiful Aurora Borealis light display.

A photographer from Scotland took to the hills and lakes of Caithness to capture more than 2,000 pictures of this event – usually only seen in more northern regions – and created a stunning time-lapse video being hailed as evidence of the best Northern Lights display the UK has seen for over 12 years.

Polish photographer Maciej Winiarcyzk spent days putting together the video, which he says was the highest point in this solar maximum cycle.

A cycle is 11 years of the of the sun’s activity, which creates the dancing colours that were observed by lucky Britons as far south as Essex a fortnight ago.

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