Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Whitehorse is a popular place to visit for those, who are aspired to see Northern Lights. Between autumn and spring arrays of blue, red, green and violet lights is a common sight in the capital of Yukon.
Location: Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Lights appear in the sky over 300 nights a year. If you are also interested in wildlife and want to see polar bears, this is a place for you.
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Alaska offers some of the clearest views on the Aurora Lights. Fairbanks is geographically located under the "Aurora Oval", were Auroras appear most frequently.
Location: Abisko, Sweden Abisko National Park is the home to the Aurora Sky Station, situated 2,952 feet above the sea level on the Mount Nuolja. There is practically no pollution there and the view on the Aurora Borealis may be considered the best in Sweden.
Location: Inari, Finland In Finish Lapland it is possible to see Aurora up to 200 nights a year! The best time to go is between late August and early March. In Inari, you can experience not only Northern Lights, but also the unique culture of the indigenous Sami people.
The Aurora Borealis was named after the goddess Aurora. What is interesting, is that the name "Aurora" originally meant "Dawn". "Borealis" means "Wind".
The lights in the sky are caused by the interaction of the magnetic field with solar radiation.
The color of the lights depends on the type of particles coming in contact with the magnetic field.
Thus, yellow and green northern lights indicate the presence of oxygen, red - nitrogen, blue - atomic nitrogen, purple - molecular nitrogen.
CEO at Aurora Catcher