This picture was taken last night by a photographer friend of mine, Patrick Sinot, it shows what can only be described as a purple aura above the houses the direction of the aura is West. Patrick sent me the photo's asking me if I knew what it could be. My first reaction was it could be Aurora Borealis as there was a small solar storm last night but then I realised Holland is too far South anyway to see the Aurora Borealis. My next thought was airglow, but when I checked, I realised airglow is red or green and not purple so, no airglow.
I live across a field from Patrick's house and my garden faces West, so I decided to check out the purple cloud my self but it wasn't there, it had moved almost 90deg and was now in the North, so I took some snaps of my own, not the same quality as Patrick's though, see below.
Someone jokingly suggested it was the Coronavirus. If any of you geeks out there can explain to Patrick and me what we witnessed last night we will be forever in your debt.
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