Things are looking up! North Norfolk ‘best place’ to see The Aurora Borealis in East Anglia

PUBLISHED: 17:30 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:37 16 October 2017

The naturally occurring phenomenon is set to light up the night sky.

North Norfolk is the best place to see The Aurora Borealis in East Anglia tonight (Monday), according to weather forecasters.

Also known as the Northern Lights, the natural phenomenon is caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen.

Cloudy weather prevented star gazers from catching a glimpse last night.

But the Weatherquest office at the University of East Anglia in Norwich revealed there will be another chance to see the light show this evening.

Forecaster Adam Dury said: “The skies last night were not clear enough to see the lights, it was quite a misty night.

“But the north Norfolk coast has a chance of seeing them tonight as the skies are forecasted to be clear.

“To see the lights you need to make sure you are out of the city and in the countryside, the lights could appear at any time from 10.30pm to 3.30am.”

While being unable to confirm where the best vantage point will be, coastal communties such as Cromer, Sheringham, Blakeney Point and Wells offer uninterrupted views over the sea.

James Wilby, who also works at Weatherquest, added: “The further north you are the better chance you have of seeing them.”

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