The Nothern Lights have been captured in amazing pictures taken over a Suffolk village. 

The aurora borealis was seen across the county and was visible to the naked eye.

Jackie Gillman captured the phenomenon over Stanton in west Suffolk on Sunday evening.

Clear skies made for perfect conditions and it is thought it may be possible to see them again on Monday evening, according to the Met Office.

Aurora is caused by atoms and molecules in our atmosphere colliding with particles from the sun, according to the Royal Museums Greenwich.

The wavy patterns of light are caused by the lines of force in the earth's magnetic field, and the different colours are made by different gasses - the green is characteristic of oxygen, while the purple, blue or pink are caused by nitrogen.

If you captured any pictures of the Nothern Lights in Suffolk email them to to be featured in our gallery