Rare northern lights sighting in Hertfordshire!

Last night (Thursday 27, 2014) a very unusual sighting occurred, as the aurora was seen over the University of Hertfordshire. The aurora occurs when there is a reaction between the Earth’s atmosphere, magnetic poles and particles from the sun.

Usually the northern lights are seen at places such as the North Pole but we can now add Hemel Hempstead to that list! (This is a proud day to be a part of the Hertfordshire community)

There are videos floating around on YouTube of the sighting, so go and check out this rare occasion!