Aurora Borealis in 60 Seconds or Less

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The Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis is a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of greenish red light near the northern or southern magnetic poles. The effect is believed to be due to the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere. In Roman history, offerings to the goddess of dawn were made after taking a pilgrimage towards areas where the Aurora Borealis could be seen. In the time of the Vikings, it was believed that the illumination of the sky was reflections of Valkyries’ Armor as they led the warriors who perished in battle to Odin (The God of Death).

Viewing the Aurora Borealis is something that is on our Bucket List, after all, there has been mention that you can even watch it from an igloo! This may be a rather cold experience, but braving the cold to see Mother Nature showing off will definitely be the best told story at a party.

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