Something to be Thankful for This Holiday Season

Northern Lights, aurora borealis, are created as a large numbers of electrons emitted from our Sun strike the Earth’s air particles within the atmosphere. These particles become charged and reflect the colors of the many gases found in our atmosphere.

This wonderful display forms at around 60 miles above the Earth’s surface and can be seen at a distance of 260 miles. 

Places as far south as Umeå, Sweden, Trondheim, Norway and Jackson Wyoming, USA are less reliable locations to view the lights, if you aren’t able to head to the Artic Circle.