This strong, celestial spectacle is likely during periods of strong solar activity, and a particularly large number of plasma particles from the sun reached us over the weekend.
The aurora weren't just spotted in the UK, much of northern, central and eastern Europe got a glimpse too. The following time-lapse video was created in Thaining, in the district of Landsberg in Bavaria in Germany. Though for some, cloud skewed the view.
The colours spotted were also rare, particularly through Germany and all the way down to the Alps. Auroras are more commonly seen as a green colour, for several reasons.
A combination of factors including oxygen amount, altitude, dominant wavelength and human vision can make green the most prevalent colour. However, rare red shades at higher altitudes were seen across parts of Germany in recent days.
Rare shades of pink and red danced across the sky above the Westerwald mountains in Rhineland-Palatinate.
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