A Compilation Of Beautiful Northern Lights Footage From Around The World
Mar 22, 2015
Although the lights are a range of different colors, light green and pink are seen most often. The lights can also take on different forms, from patches of lights to streamers or even rays of light that bring about an eerie glow. This week, the vivid lights were brought on due to a solar storm. Regardless of the reason, the splendor of the lights is something to be seen by all.
The beautiful, natural lights known as aurora borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and aurora australis in the southern are not actually lights. Instead, they are the results of a collision between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere and collide with natural gaseous particles. The lights are the strongest or are seen best above the earth's magnetic poles to the north and south.