SCOTLAND was treated to a stunning display of the Northern Lights on Sunday evening and they are “likely” to be seen again tonight.

The Met office have confirmed that the Aurora Borealis could reappear once again on Monday night.

A post on social media on Sunday read: “The Aurora Borealis may be visible as far south as central England tonight where skies remain clear.

“The Northern Lights are also likely to be seen again on Monday night.”

The Met Office confirmed that there had been many sightings across the whole of the UK and again took to Twitter to explain what had happened.

It said: “A coronal high speed stream arrived this evening combined with a rather fast coronal mass ejection leading to Aurora sightings across the UK.”

A map showing places where the display might be seen on Monday showed the tip of Scotland tinged with red from about 9pm, indicating a “100% probability” of the Aurora Borealis.

Meteorologists from the Met Office said: “The lights generally extend from 50 miles to as high as 400 miles above the Earth’s surface.

“The best conditions to view the lights are when the sky is dark and clear of any clouds.

“Ideally, the lights will be best viewed away from any light pollution, in remote areas, facing the northern horizon – north facing coasts produce some of the best viewing locations.

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“The Northern Lights are most active during the Equinox and Solstice in March/April and September/October.

“Predominantly, the Northern Lights are best viewed in Scotland, North England, North Wales and Northern Ireland. However, under severe space weather conditions, the lights can be seen throughout the UK.”