Steve light phenomena spotted in Scottish skies

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  • A colourful new celestial phenomenon has been spotted in skies over Scotland

Known as Steve, the spectacle was initially discovered by a group of citizen scientists in Canada in 2016.

  • Ilona Amos
  • The Scotsman

But keen-eyed stargazers in the Highlands and Islands spotted the mysterious spectacle during displays of the better known northern lights, or aurora borealis, in recent days.

Ele 2cThe new natural wonder, another kind of aurora, consists of long spurts of mainly purple and green light that appear in a glowing ribbon stretching from east to west across the night sky.

Although the name…

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