The BBC presenter Rylan Clark-Neal tweeted his excitement after spotting the aurora borealis from his Essex home.
"My entire life I've wanted to see the northern lights... not the best pic but," he captioned photos that he shared on social media from his Brentwood home. I believe I've identified it.
Rylan insisted it wasn't the M25's lights, despite jokes from his followers to the contrary.
When Dan Holley, a weather presenter, saw the pictures, he said it seemed "quite plausible" that the images were of the aurora.
When atoms in the Earth's high-altitude atmosphere collide with charged particles from the Sun, the result is the northern lights, or aurora borealis.
Due to increased cloud cover in some areas, it was less visible over much of the UK on Monday night than it was on Sunday night.
However, Rylan asserted that he thought he was fortunate to have seen it on Monday night while at home in Essex.
The BBC Radio 2 and Strictly - It Takes Two presenter posted on Twitter and his Instagram account that he had always wanted to see the phenomenon. He claimed that the photographs, which were taken close to his home in south Essex and were posted at around 21:00 GMT, were taken there because the sky was clear.
More than 700,000 people have seen his initial tweet.
"It's insane. I'm crazy," he wrote.
One of his supporters asked, "Are you sure it's not the M25?" in reference to the nearby London orbital motorway's light pollution.
It was not the M25, Rylan retorted, adding that he was "certain" of it.
"This is facing north, and to my left would be the M25," he wrote. " .
You can just about make out some magenta hues in the sky and even hints of auroral beams, so it seems quite plausible that this is a glimpse of the northern lights, according to BBC and Weatherquest forecaster Mr. Holley, who saw the images.