STARGAZERS across the UK were treated to a dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis- better known as The Northern Lights last night.

Here is a spectacular picture taken by Globe reader Paul Mason showing his view of the lights at Thurstaston Hill.

The display is caused by the collision between gas particles in the earth’s upper atmosphere and charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth's magnetic field.

Met Office space weather adviser Amanda Townsend said: “A lucky combination of conditions in the lower atmosphere and in space meant the phenomenon was visible across swathes of the country.”

The display, which is an attraction too many choosing to visit Iceland, Sweden and Finland is usually only visible in the far North of Scotland.

Those who missed the stellar light show in England might have to wait a while for the next display.

"The strongest part of the geomagnetic storm has passed and it probably won't be as strong on Monday night, so the main places to see aurora will be in north Scotland" Ms Townsend explained.

Many people took to social media to share their photos of the Northern Lights painting skies with shades of green, purple and blue.

Ms Townsend continued: "Once in a while the solar winds are enhanced to levels stronger than normal, with particles at higher speeds, and on this occasion it has connected really well with the Earth's magnetic field."

“In addition to the cosmic weather being just right, conditions closer to the ground favoured those who ventured out into the cold March night.”