Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights

Lights in the sky?

Do you ever wonder how the Northern Lights could actually be possible? Well, they are caused by collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere, and charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. And how do all of those colors appear in the sky? These arrays of light are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding.

Where?

To get the best view of the Northern Lights, Canada has a lot of options to gaze from. As does, Alaska, Greenland, Norway and Finland. In the northern hemisphere, it is generally always cold. Yet, the best time of year to see the lights, is a cycle from Autumn to Spring, but leaving out summer.

Come see the lights, or even make up your own Aurora legend!

Hop on a plane, and head to see the Dawn of the North!

In Romans' myths, it was said that Aurora was the goddess of the dawn.

Maybe, you can have a rest and set up camp. The Maori of New Zealand believed that the lights were reflections from torches or campfires.

By: Karlee Tabbert