The Aurora Borealis are a stunning spectacle of lights and magnetic particles in the night sky. In the cold months of winter in Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland), Iceland, north of the United Kingdom, USA (Alaska, Northern territories) and Canada, Nature’s own theater unfolds in the skies as the most spectacular light show takes center stage. The northern lights offer an entrancing, dramatic, magical display that fascinates all who see it.
Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Galileo.
What causes this amazing spectacle is the collisions between electrically charged particles emitted by the sun. When they enter the earth’s atmosphere, they collide with gases such as Oxygen, and Nitrogen. This is what causes the skies to light up. A scientific, and general explanation to this natural phenomenon can be found here. If you are planning to visit one of these places, take a look at the possibilities of seeing these lights here.
A cosmic ballet that we should all see at least once in our lifetime.
Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Galileo in 1619, the dance of the lights is a cosmic ballet that we should all see once (and many more times) in our lives.
Shot at Mo i Rana ~ Nordland county, Norway. Source
Northern Lights On The Beach, Uttakleiv, Lofoten, Norway. Source
Northern Lights in Northern Minnesota, USA. Source
Northern Lights in Sweden. Source
The Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway. Source
The Northern Lights at Skulsfjord, Tromsø, Norway. Source
The Northern Lights over Tromsø, Norway. Source
So what are you waiting for? Make sure you witness this spectacle at least once. Hup hup hup!
Oh, we saved the best for the last:
The Northern Lights in Svalbard, in the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Source