It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss out on
The Northern Lights, the Earth’s natural display of colourful dancing light, are notoriously difficult to catch a glimpse of. They’re usually only visible during the winter months and in a handful of locations in the northern hemisphere. Being lucky enough to witness them is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you want to make sure you’re heading to a location where a sighting is almost guaranteed. Here are the eight best places to be in with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
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The Northern Lights have magical and mystical qualities, but they can also be explained by science. Simply put, the skies dance with colour when particles electrically charged by the sun interact with the Earth’s magnetosphere.
Luckily, contrary to popular belief, witnessing aurora borealis doesn’t have to mean heading to the far north or camping out in arctic conditions. The northern lights are visible year-round from locations underneath the “auroral oval,” a massive ring that wraps around the earth’s magnetic north pole. (With that being said, winter is the best season to spot them, owing to clearer skies and longer, darker nights.) Continue at Source: 5 Best places to see the Northern Lights in Canada
If seeing the aurora borealis or aurora australis is on your bucket list, some careful planning will increase your odds. Here’s what you need to know.
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