The Incredible but Real Lights – Aurora Lights


At the North Pole, a stunning, magnificent, and unbelievable light show, called ‘The Aurora Lights’ or ‘The Northern Lights,” lights up in the sky. In other words, auroras are colourful, glowing halos around the poles. Since the Auroras are one of the most dazzling sights, it has become a prime attraction for photographers and tourists.

The Aurora Lights or The Northern Lights

They are a natural light show that shimmers in the sky. Blue, red, yellow, green, and orange lights shift and change shape gently, like softly billowing curtains. Auroras are only visible at night. The bright colours of the northern lights are dictated by the chemical composition of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Ions from the solar wind smash with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen from the Earth’s atmosphere in the ionosphere. The energy produced following these impacts creates an aurora, a beautiful shimmering halo around the poles. The majority of auroras occur between 97 and 1,000 kilometres (60 and 620 miles) above the Earth’s surface.

Since humans have been watching the Aurora lights for a long time, there are various myths regarding them. Aurora is the personification of the dawn and the sister of the sun and moon in Greco-Roman mythology. The ancient Greeks and Romans thought that Aurora raced across the sky on her chariot every day, alerting her brother and sister to the start of a new day.

Aurora – Wikipedia


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