Very exceptional: northern lights can be seen with the naked eye above Belgium and the Netherlands — © Karel Dewaele
The northern lights will be observed in various places in Belgium and also in the Netherlands on Sunday evening. This is evident from reports on social media.
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The space weather website Poollicht.be, for example, posted images of Northern Lights in the East Flemish municipality of Maldegem on Twitter. The weather website NoodweerBenelux, among others, reports aurora in the province of Limburg and there are also reports from the province of Antwerp.
The northern lights – usually in the form of a pink glow – have also been spotted in the south and center of the Netherlands. The glow is caused by electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with the atmosphere at high speed. This produces pink and green light phenomena.
The northern lights could also be seen in several other European countries on Sunday evening, including Switzerland, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland and Ukraine, various media reported based on reports on social media.