09/10/2012 07:42 BST

Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Photographed Above Aberdeen (PICTURES)

The northern lights cloaked the night skies of Scotland, creating this dazzling display of ethereal light on Monday.

Captured by snapper Jim Henderson, the lightshow took place in Crooktree, near Aberdeen.

The waves of light were predominantly red, which indicates a high level of “oxygen excitation” compared to low levels in the green layers.


The bright lights were produced by a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields from the sun – known as a coronal mass ejection.