The appearance of the Lights at Scheveningen and Flood

The illustration on the cover of Canaan, by Geoffrey Hill is an anonymous woodcut from from Staatkundige Historie van Holland titled “The appearance of the Lights at Scheveningen and Flood”:



No date for the woodcut is given, but I suspect it most likely is a depiction of a storm in 1470 which "destroyed the church and half of all houses" (either that or the devastating Allerheiligenvloed (All Saints' Day flood) of 1570).

But what could those lights possibly have been?

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