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The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are some of the most amazing natural phenomena on Earth. Witnessing such a phenomenon is something that you are never going to forget. Aurora Borealis exists in the outmost layer of the atmosphere and they are created by some particles that are electrically charged, thus making thin air shine. The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) can be seen only in some areas around the world, in the places that are so called auroral belts, which form 20-25 degrees around the geomagnetic poles. This phenomenon exists around both north and south poles, thus there are The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis). Those who have seen these natural miracles have agreed that they are some of the most spectacular shows on earth.

The Northern Lights in Iceland

Perfect time to see auroras

It has been discovered that that The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are not likely to be seen during summer. The lights are can be seen at their highest peak from December to March because during this period nights are the longest and the sky darkest. During this time undulating colourful ribbons can stay on the sky for hours. However, The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) may last only for 15 minutes changing patterns, which are usually known as “rayed bands”. In the end these bands turn into a great green corona in which the rays seem to flare from a central point to the exterior and then slightly fading away. The rarest type of aurora is the red one. The last one of this kind was in February 11, 1958 and it is still talked about.

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