The Aurora Borealis made it a Sunday evening to remember for residents across Cumbria yesterday.

The natural phenomenon, also known as the Northern Lights, appeared in the sky on March 3 to the delight of locals.

Many of them, naturally, got their phones and cameras out to capture the stunning event.

Usually seen from countries such as Iceland and Norway, the Northern Lights are only visible from the UK on very rare occasions, though the frequency has increased in recent times.

The lights occur when charged particles from the sun hit gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.

We have collected some of the best pictures taken by our readers - and there were many!

You can take a look for yourself in the gallery at the top of the article.