Have you ever seen lights dancing in the sky? Or lights making unusual formations every second? Can’t believe it, right? Yes, this is true!
We are talking about the Northern Lights which is becoming a sensation now-days. Also known as Aurora Borealis in the north and Aurora Australis in the south, these lights are due to the collision between electrically charged particles from the sun that enters the Earth’s atmosphere.
What are Northern Lights?
These lights are a result of a collision between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. The variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. But most of the time, a pale-yellowish green hue can be seen which is a result of oxygen molecules. These lights can be seen most of the times near the North Pole and the South Pole due to the magnetic field of the poles guiding the particles towards them.
Best 5 Places to Experience this Beauty!
One of the most beautiful places on Earth offers you to experience Northern or Southern lights. You can experience Northern lights from all over Iceland. Head on to the beaches at perfect night or visit Pingvellir National Park which offers the darkest night across Iceland and experience this natural phenomenon.
When to Go: Mid October to Early April
Northern lights can be experienced from all over Alaska throughout the year. But, the best place to experience it is Fairbanks as it comes under the Aurora Oval and the best time to see this is in winters due to longer nights.
When To Go: End of November to End of March
In Northern Finland, these lights can be experienced every night from Mid September to Mid March. Temperatures can go very low, so book glass igloo for your stay and watch the aurora right from your bed. Luosto is a great place to experience it.
When To Go: Mid September to Mid March
Norway is one of the magical places on Earth. Apart from Churches, museums and skiing, you also get to experience the Northern lights here. They can be experienced in many areas, but the best ones are Tromso, Svalbard, Bodo, Alta etc.
When To Go: October to March
Sweden is known for its adventure, cultural experiences and the famous Swedish food. And yes, you can experience the Aurora Borealis from here also. Just escape the city lights and experience this fantastic natural phenomenon from anywhere.
When To Go:Mid September to the End of March
It is magical to see such a stunning natural phenomenon happening across the globe. So, pack up your bags and head to these destinations to experience the Northern Lights.