In September of 2014 we saw our first (and only thus far) Aurora Borealis (or northern lights!). This has been on my bucket list for ages, as I believe many of you can relate to! You know how people (including me) say how the photos never does something justice? In this case I must confess… the photos are way better than what we could see with the naked eye that night.
It was overcast (as you can see by the clouds in the photos!). We waited for approximately 40 minutes for a VERY faint viewing. We went out later that evening as well, but had no luck!! This year I/we are definitely going to try and get out more to see this phenomenon. We are lucky enough to live in a place where we can view it from our backyard (so to say), it will be stupid not to make use of the opportunity!
What is the Aurora Borealis?
The Aurora Borealis is collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The Northern lights are seen above the magnetic pole of the northern hemisphere. The display appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow. (Ref: Northern Lights Centre)
Do you live in a place where you can view the Aurora Borealis? Or have you been fortunate to be/visit a place where there are frequent displays? I would love to see you photos, leave me a link and I’ll pop by!