Professor Jim Wild, a space scientist at Lancaster University said there was a reasonable chance of seeing the aurora tonight - providing the weather is calm and skies are clear.
"It normally sits on the edge of the arctic circle in northern Norway. For it to come down to the UK you need a lot of solar activity" he explained. "It should arrive at around midnight tonight - plus or minus a few hours.
So is it clear in Britain tonight? Sure as hell isn't here.