Museum of Time
ten feet below sealevel
A strong blue and green auroral glow was seen over the northern horizon after twilight ended on 30 October 2003.
An hour later, red auroral beams and curtains appeared overhead.

The photographs were made 30 kilometers north of Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the Noordhollands Kanaal, just south of the Beemster polder. The yellow glow on the horizon, due north in the center of the picture, is from a greenhouse.
A normal dutch winter night in the polder: some hail, wet snow and cold wind.
Well, not so normal because on this other night, 21 Januari 2005, an almost unexpected cloud of solar particles hit earth and led to intense auroral storming for almost an hour.

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