Despite their surreal appearance, the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are a purely natural phenomenon, and can often be seen throughout north and south polar regions.
Discharged particles from the sun explosion travel 149,000,000 km until they reach the magnetic shield of earth and create a shimmering, bright streak of light across the dark polar night skies.
Most aurora borealis are visible closest to the parts of the Earth’s atmosphere which are most likely to be affected by solar winds. This is often the northern-most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, including countries like Scandinavia, Greenland, Iceland, Canada and Russia. Guided tours are a great way to chase and discover the Northern Lights.