maandag 2 januari 2012

See the Northern Lights

An inspiring experience

The Northern Lights is by far the greatest light show on earth. Seeing the aurora borealis has to be in our top 10 of things to do before you die.

What are the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights occur when electrically charged particles at high speed hurtle towards the earth until they collide with the atmosphere. This realises a burst of radiation to create the most spectacular display in the sky. The Northern Lights occur most frequently in a belt of 1,553 miles (2,500km) on the magnetic north pole, known as the auroral. The zone covers northern Scandinavia, southern tip of Greenland, the north of Canada, Alaska and northern coast of Siberia. Norway is the best place to see this phenomenon — appearing at least every other clear night. The lights can be seen all year round, and are not, as some believe, exclusive to winter months.

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