Northern lights visible across Dutch skies in rare appearance this weekend

Check it out. โœจ๐Ÿ‘‡

Many lucky people had a chance to see the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, this weekend โ€” and not just in their usual places.

The lights were visible to the naked eye across the entirety of the Netherlands thanks to a strong solar storm, reports the NOS.

Missed the aurora? Take a look at last weekend’s snaps:

How do the northern lights work?

Auroras occur when charged particles from solar flares pass through the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with each other, usually in the north and south poles where the magnetic field is strongest.

Energy is released, creating colourful patterns in the sky that we see as the northern lights. โœจ

The aurora borealis is usually seen further north in Scandinavia, but it can be visible in the Netherlands a few days a year.

Want to spot the aurora? Go to an area with little to no light pollution on a dark night with a clear sky โ€” and enjoy the sights!

Did you see the Northern Lights this weekend? Have you seen them before? Tell us in a comment below!

Feature Image:Depositphotos
Katrien Nivera ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
Katrien Nivera ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ
Third culture kid Katrien has been working as a writer and editor at DutchReview for over two years, originally moving to the Netherlands as a tween. Equipped with a Bachelorโ€™s in communication and media and a Masterโ€™s in political communication, sheโ€™s here to stay for her passion for writing, whether itโ€™s current Dutch affairs, the energy market, or universities. Just like the Dutch, Katrien lives by her agenda and enjoys the occasional frietje met mayo โ€” she just wishes she could grow tall, too.


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