The northern lights have been spotted again over the Suffolk coast.

Jo Drury captured the images at her home in Aldeburgh in the early hours of Friday morning.

The aurora was just visible with the naked eye but better captured on camera.

They were spotted by others across the county yesterday.

East Anglian Daily Times: Aurora borealis over AldeburghAurora borealis over Aldeburgh (Image: Jo Drury)

The aurora is caused by atoms and molecules in our atmosphere colliding with particles from the sun.

The 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 - with green caused by oxygen while purple, blue or pink are caused by nitrogen.

This is the second time this year that the aurora borealis has been clearly seen in Suffolk, with two nights of displays at the end of February.

East Anglian Daily Times: Purple hues are caused by nitrogenPurple hues are caused by nitrogen (Image: Jo Drury)

Aurora Watch UK, a service by space physicists from Lancashire University, said there was a high chance the display would be visible on Friday, issuing an amber alert.

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