Hungary was treated to an unusual celestial spectacle on Sunday night: an aurora visible to the naked eye shone in the sky.
The aurora first appeared in pink, then took on greenish hues over Hungary on Sunday night, says Időkép.
The aurora is caused by the interaction of charged particles from the Sun with the Earth’s magnetic field, the magazine reminds us. During collisions, the energy of the particles is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation, which we see as aurora. The phenomenon is typically observed near the Earth’s magnetic poles, but during stronger geomagnetic storms it can sometimes be seen further away from the poles, including from Hungary.