The most beautiful lights
About the Aurora Borealis
What is the actual cause of the Aurora Borealis?: When charged particles from the sun strike atoms in the earths atmosphere, they cause electrons and in the atoms to move to a higher energy state. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state, they release a photon or light. This process create the beautiful Northern Lights.
Best Place To See Them?: Auroras occur near the magnetic pole of the earth. So the closer you are to the poles, the more chances you will have to see them. That is why Northern Scandinavia and Iceland are usually the favorite spots for aurora viewers
More About The Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis is named after the Roman Goddess of Dawn. Another name for the Aurora Borealis is also called The Northern Lights. The best time to see the Northern Lights is called Magnetic midnight.
The View of The Northern Lights
What's the difference between the Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Austrails?
Borealis = Northern
Austrails = Southern
Those are the only differences between the two.