If you can travel, come here!
Head with me to Northern Norway to see this spectacular event!
In northern Norway and Svalbard is the best chance you will get to seeing this amazing show. In between late autumn and early spring is what I suggest. This is when the light will be easiest to see.
Aurora Borealis vs. Aurora Australis
The only difference is the name! They are practically the same. One is in the north pole; one the south pole. Everything is similar though. That is amazing!
The cause of the different colors
All of the colors of Aurora Borealis is caused by when the electrons become excited and they start to change colors that are visible. Depending on how 'excited' the electrons get determines the wavelength. the wavelength determines the color.
How does this happen?
When highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with elements in Earths atmosphere. Solar winds stream away from the sun at speeds of about 1 million miles per hour!