Have you ever wanted to live close to the north pole only because the location promised yearly northern lights? Did you, too, like us, dream of dancing lights when you first came to know about the occurrence? No matter how many times you’ve watched the aurora borealis, you never get quite used to it. The display is always unreal, always magnificent. And before we take you to the ultimate compilation of Northern lights pictures – images of the most beautiful phenomenon on earth, let us quickly remind ourselves why this occurs in the first place.
The temperature above the surface of the sun reaches thousands and millions of degrees. With a temperature as high as that, collision between gas molecules is not uncommon. These collisions release free electrons and protons that escape from the gaps in the sun’s magnetic field with the help of solar wind. When they reach earth, they are largely deflected. But at places, they collide with the gaseous particles in our atmosphere. Northern lights are the result of this collision. We are able to see them in polar regions because the earth’s magnetic field is weaker there.
You’d usually find green-ish or pink aurora, but people have seen bright green, yellow violet and red, too. These lights look like they’re moving; dancing in curtains, dots and specs. For those of us who don’t live close to the poles, seeing the Northern lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
And now we leave you to watch this magic on your screens. We have compiled the most mesmerizing Northern lights pictures to make your day perfect!
Almost looks like the forbidden curses from Harry Potter
Can you imagine living under the Northern lights?
No matter what humans accomplish, Nature will always one-up us
Onky if we could touch those ribbons
This little guiding light of mine
What if we told you magic was real?
Heavenly winter wonderland lit by the sky
Did you like these Northern lights pictures? You’ll love these iridescent clouds.