Aurora Borealis Travel Brochure

By: Stephanie Wright

Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis are cause when discharged particles from the sun, nitrogen and oxygen gases enter into the earths atmosphere. The best geographically place to see the Aurora Borealis can be seen at the polar regions of the north and south pole. During the end of autumn and during winter season is the best time of the year to view due to clearer air. Usual during 10pm and 1am is when the aurora borealis are the most active.

Aurora Borealis vs Aurora Australis

The difference between Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis is that the Aurora Borealis occurs in the Northern region int he world and the Aurora Australis occurs in the Southern region of the world. Some similarities are that the Aurora Borealis and Australis are both

Some pictures of Auroras

Legend of the Northern Lights

Some legends or myths of the northern lights are that people who first witness them thought the lights were God or Goddesses who watch over them. Another legend or myth is that the lights were spirits or souls dancing in the sky who navigated them to the north or south. Lastly they thought the red colored aurora was associated with relating to blood including sacrifice, wars, suicide, murder and death.

Transportation and Well known areas

To view the beautiful site of the Aurora Borealis or Aurora Australis you need to use lots of transportation to get there. You can drive up north/south and take a boat out to the waters to enjoy the amazing site of the Auroras, but there are many other options to view the Auroras. Some well known places to see the Auroras are; Alaska and parts of Canada, places in the east like Norway and the northern parts of Scandinavia, also Australia.

Forecast

You can forecast the Aurora Borealis in several ways. One way is watching through the winter to see when they occur . Second is following events for the discharged particles coming from the sun. Lastly, when you have results of when they occur in the winter make a prediction and see if it is accurate.

Colors of Auroras

What causes the different colors of the northern lights are the gases that create the color. The gases that create the color green and yellow is oxygen and the colors that make red, violet and blue is nitrogen.