Pur­ple sky at night a cu­ri­ous sight...

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PUR­PLE skies above South­port and Formby have left peo­ple won­der­ing what the cause might be

Peo­ple have re­ported see­ing a pur­ple sky at night above lo­ca­tions around the area.

One Vis­iter reader, Shaun Pearse-Mur­phy, said that he and other mem­bers of his fam­ily saw the sky lit up pur­ple above fields be­tween Birk­dale and Ains­dale.

He said: “I don’t know how far they are, but they’re above the ground. The only log­i­cal ex­plana- tion is that it’s north­ern lights. Very strange.”

Charles Stu­art cap­tured im­ages where pur­ple strobes of light could clearly be seen at night.

The Met Of­fice has pre­vi­ously re­sponded to colour-chang­ing skies in other parts of the UK stat- ing that the cause is re­lated to high pres­sure in the at­mos­phere.

Tell us if you have spot­ted pur­ple skies in your area. You can mes­sage us via the Vis­iter Face­book page or email us at: vis­iternews@south­portvis­iter. co.uk

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