‘I took this amazing photo of the Northern Lights – in the south of England!’

The Northern Lights captured at Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England, in September 2023
The Northern Lights captured at Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, England, in September 2023 (Image credit: Josh Dury)

When we think of great locations in the UK to witness the Northern Lights (the aurora borealis), Scotland and the north of England are the places that first come to mind. 

This is all changing, however, says astrophotographer Josh Dury, who captured this image at Glastonbury Tor in Somerset – in the southwest of England and one of his regular haunts for shooting the stars. 

Astrophotographer Josh Dury on location at night
Josh Dury

Astrophotographer, film-maker and night-sky conservationist, Josh is based in south-west England and uses photography and film-making as a way to promote conservation and highlight the effects of light pollution.

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