Residents have shared their stunning images of the Northern Lights captured across parts of the Black Country and beyond. 

The Northern Lights, also known as an aurora borealis, lit up the sky yesterday evening (Friday, May 10) following an "extreme" geomagnetic storm. 

The clear skies meant the aurora was visible across most of the UK with many taking to social media to share their incredible photos. 

This includes News Group Camera Club member Gemma Cross who captured the view from Haden Hill in Cradley Heath and Danielle Smith who witnessed the display from Oldnall Lane in Wollescote. 

Others also captured the stunning phenomenon from Milking Bank in Dudley and Halesowen.

Halesowen News: Residents have been sharing their stunning photos Residents have been sharing their stunning photos (Image: Jeanette Griffiths)

Camera Club member Jeanette Griffiths said: "The aurora borealis from the doorstep this evening was amazing." 

Member Melvin Cooper added: "Great pictures of tonight's Northern Lights over Milking Bank in Dudley - tonight's skies are amazing."

Aurora displays occur when charged particles collide with gases in the Earth's atmosphere around the magnetic poles.

The sight of the aurora is generally easier to see the further north you go and can depend on weather conditions, but it is visible from across the UK.

Halesowen News: The war memorial at Stevens Park in Quarry Bank The war memorial at Stevens Park in Quarry Bank (Image: Adam Messinger)

For those who missed the aurora, it is likely that the Northern Lights will be visible again tonight (Saturday, May 11) but on a reduced scale. 

Krista Hammond, the Met Office’s space weather manager, said: "Aurora visibility may persist through Saturday night, but as it stands this is likely to be less widespread than on Friday night with northern parts of the UK most likely to continue to have the best viewing potential."