The Northern Lights, also referred to as an 'Aurora' (a Latin word
meaning"sunrise" or the Roman goddess of dawn), is a spectacular
naturally occurring light display in the sky.
Aurora is caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric
charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere (aka the 'thermosphere').
Aurora appears in the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes
a faint red. Discrete auroras often display magnetic field lines
or curtain-like structures, and can change within seconds or glow
unchanging for hours, most often in fluorescent green.
been fortunate to witness the Northern Lights a number of times,
and each event is unlike the other. When the sky fills with dancing
light it is life-changing and a beauty beyond words
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