Beautiful Northern Lights Time Lapse

In Medieval Europe, the northern lights were commonly believed to be a sign from God. And for the Cree, one of the largest groups of Native Americans in North America, they’re the “Dance of the Spirits.” But romanticism aside, what science has confirmed is that auroras are natural light displays in the sky in the arctic and antarctic regions that result from the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere.

In northern latitudes, the effect is called the northern lights (“aurora borealis”), named by Galileo in 1619 after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for the north wind.

There are many stunning sights to see in the northern regions of Alaska, Canada, Iceland and Norway, but the northern lights are arguably the most special features in these areas. Tour guides in Norway offer specialized excursions to marvel at the lights that illuminate the horizon as a fluorescent green glow, or sometimes a faint red. The best time to check out this natural light show is near the time of the equinoxes (around March 20 and September 22), and the best way to view them is alongside a local guide from a northern region. These talented guides have been studying the northern lights for many years and know exactly how to get the best experience of them, an experience that involves traveling to rural places removed from human activity.

Watch this amazing time lapse video of the Northern Lights and then wait not a moment longer to experience first-hand the “Dance of the Spirits.” Hire a northern tour guide today.

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