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In pictures: Stargazers capture Aurora Borealis across Scotland

Scots photographers snap the phenomenon from Oban to Elgin on Sunday night.

Aurora: Scots capture dancing lights from Oban to Elgin.
Aurora: Scots capture dancing lights from Oban to Elgin. Michael Beales / Cropped

Scotland's stargazers were out in full force capturing the latest sightings of the Aurora Borealis.

Keen photographers from Oban to Elgin caught the spectacle, which often lasts only a few minutes, as it lit the sky on Sunday night.

Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, the Aurora appears as a colourful expanse of dancing lights as electrically charged particles from the sun interact with the Earths atmosphere.

Scotland has some of the best spots in the world for Aurora sightings, also known as Northern Lights.

Cuminestown

Aurora: Debbie Beer captured Northern Lights from bathroom window.
Aurora: Debbie Beer captured Northern Lights from bathroom window. Debbi Beer

Caithness

Aurora: Photographer Michael Beales on a quiet country road.
Aurora: Photographer Michael Beales on a quiet country road. Michael Beales / Cropped

Elgin

Aurora: The view from Cooper Park, Elgin.
Aurora: The view from Cooper Park, Elgin. Sarah-Louise Takahashi

Aberdeen Beach

Aurora: Denise McGarva spotted this on her way home from Star Wars.
Aurora: Denise McGarva spotted this on her way home from Star Wars. Denise McGarva

Keith

Oban

Aurora: John Gibb via Scotland from the Roadside Facebook Group.
Aurora: John Gibb via Scotland from the Roadside Facebook Group. John Gibb

Midlothian

Aurora: Taken from a country road between Gorebridge and Mayfield.
Aurora: Taken from a country road between Gorebridge and Mayfield. Belinda Geddes

Whitehills

Aurora: Nigel Ackroyd camped out from 6pm until midnight.
Aurora: Nigel Ackroyd camped out from 6pm until midnight. Nigel Ackroyd

Dunbar

According to collective Aurora Watch UK, the best spots in Scotland to capture the phenomenon fall in the north, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides.

Suggested sites for photography include Gardenstown, Cullen, Thurso, Wick and Ness.

Scots photographer Jim Henderson also suggests Galloway Forest which currently has Dark Sky status.

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