What you need to know about Northen lights

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The Northern lights which are scientifically known as the Auroea borealis were seen in the southeast of Iceland on Saturday

Northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, are an interaction between Earth’s magnetic field and charged particles emitted by the sun. The sun has its own solar wind that sends out charged particles. These particles then spiral around Earth’s magnetic fields.

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An aurora, also known as the polar lights or aurora polaris, is a natural light display in Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in high-latitude regions. Auroras display dynamic patterns of brilliant lights that appear as curtains, rays, spirals, or dynamic flickers covering the entire sky.

The best place to see this phenomenon are; Tromso, Norway. Based in the heart of the aurora zone in the Norwegian Arctic, the city is widely regarded as one of the world’s best places to see the Northern Lights. … Swedish Lapland. … Reykjavik, Iceland. … Yukon, Canada. … Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. … Ilulissat, Greenland.

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The Northern Lights occur so high up in the atmosphere that they don’t pose any threat to people watching them from the ground. The aurora itself is not harmful to humans but the electrically charged particles produced could have some potentially negative effects to infrastructure and technology.

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