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The Northern Lights, as seen from Norway Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

The fabled Northern Lights may be visible to stargazers in the UK in the early hours of 25 June, according to the Met Office.

"If you're lucky tonight you might see the Aurora Borealis caused by a CME [Coronal Mass Ejection] that's travelled 93m miles to Earth," the Met Office tweeted.

The best odds of seeing the Northern Lights are in areas that have as little light pollution as possible and a clear view to the north.

Generally, Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland have a higher chance of seeing the Northern Lights, but meteorologists say the most recent display could be seen as far south as Cornwall.

"The most likely location is dependant on latitude. That is why you need to typically be further north than the UK to see them," researcher Dr. Adrian Grocott told the Daily Mirror.

"The other main criteria are cloud cover and light pollution. So ideally you want to be very far north but also somewhere with no light pollution and clear nights."

Also known as an Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are caused after charged particles from the sun penetrate the earth's magnetic shield and collide with atoms and molecules in the atmosphere.

Earlier this week, residents of the US city of Minneapolis got a rare glimpse of the natural phenomenon after a powerful solar storm meant the Northern Lights were visible early on the morning of 23 June.

A geomagnetic storm creates conditions perfect for Aurora Borealis - which are not normally seen so far south.

The stunning spectacle was captured on video by Steve Baranski, a member of the Minnesota Astronomical Society.