Northern lights seen in rare display across Germany

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Northern lights seen in rare display across Germany

Germans were able to gain a rare glimpse of the northern lights on Friday night, due to an unusually large solar storm, reported dpa.

The phenomenon, lighting the night sky up in magenta, green and shimmering turquoise, may be visible in some regions on Saturday night too.

The German Weather Service (DWD) posted an image on X of the Alps in southern Germany lit up in pink, as well as bright rays of light over the Frankfurt skyline. Other images were shared across social media.

US meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned of a level five solar storm on Friday, the top level on a scale of five – an intensity that was last experienced in October 2003.

The origin of the solar storms – a large sunspot cluster – is around 16 times the diameter of the Earth, according to NOAA.

Many in other countries also gained a view of the displays, including in Britain and Ireland.

They occur when charged particles collide with gases in the earth’s atmosphere around the magnetic poles.


  1. Emma87 says

    I was absolutely mesmerized by the rare display of northern lights in Germany! It’s amazing how nature can create such stunning colors in the night sky. I hope more people get to experience this magical phenomenon.

  2. Lily86 says

    Wow, I didn’t know the northern lights could be seen in Germany! How often does this kind of phenomenon happen over there?

    1. MaxKraus79 says

      Hi Lily86, it is indeed a rare occurrence to witness the northern lights in Germany. Such displays are sporadic and depend on intense solar activity. Keep an eye on the skies though, as they might grace us with their presence more often in the future!

  3. EmmaSmith97 says

    It’s truly breathtaking to see the northern lights in Germany! Nature never fails to amaze us with its beauty. I hope more people get to witness this magical phenomenon.

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