AURORA BOREALIS

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Where, When And How To Catch The Northern Lights This Year

The phenomena of the aurora borealis (northern lights) and aurora australis (southern lights) have mesmerized humanity since the first sightings hundreds of years ago. The aurora borealis and aurora australis are the result of electrons colliding roughly 80 to 480 kilometres above the Earth's surface, guided by Earth's magnetic field to form two ovals roughly centred at the globe's magnetic poles.