Blue. Pink. Green. Red. Whatever the colour, Northern lights, also called aurora borealis, is the most beautiful natural phenomenons that you can behold with the naked eyes. Its hues and shades over the years have lured backpackers to cross continents. And thankfully, when they do so, they take amazing pictures of the same for us to behold.
So if COVID-19 has inspired you to travel because zindagi na milegi dobaara, then you can surely consider catching a glimpse of northern lights in your next trip to an alien land. And to ensure you are inspired the right amount to make the trip, here are some amazing pictures of northern lights to lure you.
For the unaware, northern lights happen as electrically charged particles from space enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere at a very high speed. In simple terms, the charged particles from the sun strike atoms in Earth’s atmosphere. This causes electrons in the atoms to move to a higher-energy state. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state, they release a photon: light. And that is when Northern light happens.
The best places to see northern lights are places closer to the Arctic Circle, including Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.