Superb northern lights seen in Latvia

Since Wednesday morning a magnetic storm has been raging across the world, sending social networks into a flurry of activity as spectacular sightings of the northern lights were reported across Latvia.

According to forecasts, there's a 60% chance that the aurora borealis will be observable on the night to Friday as well.

The northern lights are often called kāvi in Latvian, a word related to kaut - slay - or kauties - to fight. Superstition has it that red northern lights are either dead soldiers fighting across the arch of the sky, or a sign that war is to come.

Users on Twitter shared their photos of the kāvi:

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