Northern lights can be seen in various places in the Netherlands

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A special phenomenon this night: the northern lights can be seen in various places in the Netherlands. In Drenthe, Groningen, Gelderland and Friesland, among others, enthusiasts could catch a glimpse of the aurora.

That is relatively rare, weather woman Harma Boer previously told RTV Noord. “The best chance to see the northern lights is mainly at northern latitudes, but sometimes you can also observe it in the Netherlands,” said the weather woman.

On Twitter, several people from all over the country share photos and videos of the northern lights.

The northern lights or polar lights are caused by outbursts on the sun. This releases large quantities of charged particles into space. Due to the gravitational pull of the earth, these particles are mainly drawn to the north and south poles, because that is where the earth’s magnetic field is strongest.

The charged particles pass through the atmosphere at high speed and collide with each other. This releases energy, resulting in the special colors in the sky. The natural phenomenon is most vivid in the polar regions, but can also be seen with the naked eye for a few days each year in the Netherlands.

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