Keep your eyes peeled tonight and tomorrow for the northern lights phenomenon, normally only visible closer to the Arctic.

Scientists have said that the light show may well be visible to UK residents as two minor solar storms that flared on Sunday are shooting tons of plasma directly at Earth.

If the solar particles heading our way react with nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere then we will be treated to a neon light show.

Astronomer Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) told the Mail Online: “This eruption is directed right at us, and is expected to get here early in the day on August 4.”

Look north from this evening and you may well see rippling curtains of green and red lights, though you will stand a better chance if you head further out of London.