The stunning beauty of this occurrence in the sky is so much that people have travelled far to witness it in action. In fact, there are vacations for Alaska where they guarantee you this awesome sight.
When this dramatic phenomenon occurs in the sky, mankind is awestruck with the brilliance of the light that brightens earth’s atmosphere with sheer magic. Do you need telescope or binoculars to watch it? None of these are required, they are such immense stream of lights, you can never miss them. You can easily spot them provided you are in the right place at right time.
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Have you seen the Northern Lights?
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Yes, I have seen the Northern Lights; your information indicates beautifully what viewers are in for.
Your astronomy-related series is fascinatingly reader-friendly. In particular, I like your correlating aurora colors with atmospheric heights above ground-level and with colliding atoms.
This has been on my to -do list for quite some time and your lovely article here makes me wonder why I haven't gone up there sooner to see. Sometimes, just occasionally they are seen in Lancashire.
TY for posting
I've always heard how spectacular the northern lights are... now I know a little more about how this happens. I don't think I'll ever get to see them in person, but one never knows.
I have seen the Aurora Borealis many times and each time it's taken my breath away. When it appears near the South Pole, it's called Aurora Australis.
We tried to see them when they were close to where we were in Maine on vacation last September, but we were just south of where they were...it is a dream of mine to see them before leaving this earth.
I would LOVE to see the northern lights, but doubt I ever well. Fortunately, I'm able to see them on youtube videos.
I've learned a few interesting things. Thank you! Good to see you back on Wizzley :)