Sussex stargazers have shared their stunning photos of the Northern Lights on the South Coast last night.

Residents in Brighton, Worthing and rural parts of the county were lucky enough to spot Aurora Borealis in what is believed to be a once in a decade opportunity.

Stargazers took to Ditchling Beacon, Wild Park and other green spaces in the county to catch a glimpse of the stars last night.

The Argus: The Northern Lights from Highdown Hill in WorthingThe Northern Lights from Highdown Hill in Worthing (Image: Maria Harrison)

Carol Cochrane, who spotted the lights from her garden in West Worthing, said she felt "so lucky" to have seen the lights in "all their magnetic dancing glory" after catching the natural phenomenon on camera.


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Other photographers, including The Argus's Andrew Gardner, climbed to Ditchling Beacon to see the Northern Lights glistening across the South Downs.

The Argus: The Northern Lights reflected in the dew pond at Ditchling BeaconThe Northern Lights reflected in the dew pond at Ditchling Beacon (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

The Aurora Borealis were also seen in Queen's Park, Patcham, Wild Park near Falmer and dozens of other spots in the county.

In other parts of the county, Sussex Police officers at Gatwick Airport also caught a glimpse of the lights.

A strong solar storm meant that the Northern Lights were visible across the South Coast. The lights were at their strongest in Sussex for the first time since 2005.

The Northern Lights could be visible again in Sussex tonight, however the chances are much slimmer.