Aurora Borealis

What are Aurora Borealis?

What is the cause of them?

Charged particles from the sun strike atoms in Earth's atmosphere. When they drop back down, they produce lights. They are the Northern Lights.

Where is the best place to see them?

The best place to see the Aurora Borealis is in Svalbard, Norway. It is far up in the Artic, giving you a better chance to see the changing lights.

What is the cause of the colors?

The colors are caused from collisions between fast-moving particles from space made up of oxygen and nitrogen gas in our atmosphere.

What is the best time of year to see them?

The best time to see them are in winter.