I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream. (VincentVan Gogh)
Due to an high Kp index last night we were able to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights, even though very subtle. The pink colouration in the left part of the image is due to this phenomenon
Aurora Borealis, also called Northern Lights are hardly visible on continental Europe. They mostly occur in the high latitude regions. I was keen on getting out with my camera tonight as one of these amazing phenomena was forecasted as far down “south” as Luxembourg. I must admit that I wasn’t really optimistic but as it was a beautiful starry night I could at least get some decent night shots. I pointed my camera North and took a couple of images. I could see some strange violet lights on my LCD screen but wasn’t sure about what it really was. It was only back home on my computer that I realised that I had witnessed one of the most amazing and strange phenomena !
Watch for yourself!