We are lucky to be able to see 'The Northern Lights' locally when there is a geomagnetic storm as we have so little light pollution.
Please note the photograph below is owned by Dru Dodd who has given me special permission to display it.
If you would like to know more join the Aurora UK group (AUK) here
, and http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/
and in Caithness in Scotland - see the car lights flash on the windows at 1.40 -