To experience the unbelievable colours that moves across the Arctic sky is on many bucket lists, and few places offer more ways to witness the aurora borealis than Norway. But what’s the story behind the Northern Lights?

During large solar explosions and flares, huge quantities of particles are thrown out of the sun and into deep space. When the particles meet the Earth’s magnetic shield, they are led towards a circle around the magnetic North Pole, where they interact with the upper layers of the atmosphere. The energy which is then released is the northern lights. All this happens approximately 100 kilometres above our heads.

More about the Northern Lights at https://goo.gl/Yjjkb2

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