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Northern Lights

A common name for the Aurora Borealis, a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, especially near the northern or southern magnetic pole. The effect is caused by the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere. (ODO)

This wonder has recently been seen in northern UK, but probably the best place in the world is northern Norway.

In The Land Of The Northern Lights from Ole C. Salomonsen on Vimeo.


One comment on “Northern Lights

  1. Aireen

    Feels like magic!
    This is one of the things everyone should have in their to-do list.

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