In the UK, we do not get to see the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, very often. Visibility is at its best in the north of Scotland, but if activity is particularly strong, the Lights can be seen quite far south into northern England. Like many other photographers, I enjoy the challenge of recording these special moments, aided by the aurora alerts service provided by Aurora Watch UK through its website http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ , and its excellent phone app.
In my part of Northern England, the Eden Valley and North Pennines, we are fortunate to have good dark skies, especially away from the stray light from the towns and villages. On clear, moonless nights, the Milky Way makes an excellent subject for photography.