Northern lights and the Milky Way at the Neolithic stone circles in the Outer Hebrides (Credit: Andy Wasley/SWNS)

A photographer has captured a rare display of the Northern Lights and the Milky Way over a Neolithic stone circle in the Outer Hebrides.

Andy Wasley, 39, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, filmed the heavenly spectacle early on Wednesday (Aug 31).

Observed the Northern Lights over Callanish I Stone Circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. This is an ancient monument built over 4,500 years ago.

As Andy explains:

Callanish stones are stones arranged in a cross-shaped pattern with a center stone circle.

Gloucestershire photographer Andy Wasley captured this epic photo (Credit: Andy Wasley/SWNS)

They were built at the end of the Neolithic and were centers of ceremonial activity in the Bronze Age.

Beautiful (Credit: Andy Wasley/SWNS)

Interpretations of the stone range from prehistoric lunar observatories to folklore and petrified giants who do not convert to Christianity.