THE Northern lights have once again been spotted over Andover.

Our camera club members have shared a few photos of the aurora borealis in the skies above the town.

One photo, taken by Stewart Wilson, shows the aurora's purple hues in the night sky above Andover.Andover Advertiser: Stewart Wilson took this impressive snapStewart Wilson took this impressive snap (Image: Stewart Wilson)

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Northern Lights: Photos show aurora borealis over Andover

According to the Met Office, this incredible occurrence can be "occasionally seen in the night sky over Britain.

"The northern lights (also known as aurora borealis) appear as large areas of colour including pale green, pink, shades of red, yellow, blue and violet in the direction due north.

"During a weak aurora, the colours are very faint and spread out whereas an intense aurora features greater numbers of and brighter colours which can be seen higher in the sky with a distinct arc.

"The northern lights are best seen in darkness, away from any light pollution.

"The lights generally extend from 50 miles to as high as 400 miles above the Earth's surface."