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Lights on - it's aurora borealis, the end of the pier show.

PHOTOGRAPHERS who captured one of nature's most amazing spectacles have shared their images taken on New Year's Eve at Saltburn.

On Saturday, The Gazette published photos from Sue Martin and Carl Shell, who each saw in 2016 by snapping the Aurora Borealis.

Now others who also spent their New Year's Eve skygazing at the seaside, cameras at the ready, have sent in their results, with Damien Harrison, Andrew Dawson and Tracey Wright all lucky enough to witness the stunning light show.

The impressive natural phenomenon, which occurs when particles from the sun spark a geomagnetic storm around the Earth, is only occasionally visible across the UK.

But when word got around it was likely to be seen on the last night of 2015, many people took a chance by heading to the coast.

And as this new set of pictures show, it was a gamble which paid off handsomely, with Saltburn's famous pier looking superb under the natural light display.

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| Damien Harrison went under the pier for his picture of aurora borealis at Saltburn

| Tracey Wright took this picture of the Northern Lights at Saltburn as the year changed

Northern Lights at Saltburn taken by Andrew Dawson on New Year's Eve

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jan 4, 2016
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