Northern Lights welcome in 2016

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman
The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

Stunning display seen over Northumberland

Mother Nature gave an amazing display in the skies to welcome in the New Year.

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

Fireworks were not needed to herald the start of 2016 as a beautiful display of the aurora borealis lit up the sky over Scotland and the north of England .

These pictures, taken by our photographer Jane Coltman, were taken at Holy Island between midnight and 2am.

The green arc was visible to the naked eye and spikes of colour danced in the sky.

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The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

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The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Northern Lights seen at New Year on Holy Island. Picture by Jane Coltman