Northern Lights over Whitby ‘strongest in a decade’

Northern Lights over Whitby, taken by Glenn Kilpatrick
Northern Lights over Whitby, taken by Glenn Kilpatrick

One of the best-ever displays of the Northern Lights over Whitby last night was captured on camera.

Glenn Kilpatrick emailed us these images of the Aurora Borealis, to give them their scientific name, and said: “Last night’s aurora was one of the strongest I have seen in over a decade now.

“The last decent one I saw was the night Leeds United played in the Champions League semi-final (in 2000) so that should tell you how long ago.

“These were clearly visible to the naked eye in between snow squalls.”

In these photos, Glenn used the car headlights (parked on the slipway at Sandsend) to illuminate the water and the cliffs.

Click here to see more of Glenn’s work.