Spectacular Northern Lights spotted above Derbyshire

Picture by Joolz Wright.
Picture by Joolz Wright.

The amazing Northern Lights were spotted above Derbyshire last night.

Joolz Wright, who captured this spectacular shot of the phenomenon over Matlock, said: "It was absolutely superb. You could see colour almost shimmering with your naked eye once you had adapted to the dark. It's the best I’ve seen it from here!"

For more of her pictures, click here.

Caused by the collision between gas particles in the earth's upper atmosphere and charged particles from the sun, the light can cause spectacular displays.