15 Best Places to See the Northern Lights

15 Best Places to See the Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are some of the prettiest visions on Earth. The natural light display is caused by photons released when charged solar particles strike atoms in the atmosphere. The photon is released as the electrons drop in energy and the result is a series of beautiful colors across the sky. The phenomenon was named by Galileo in 1619 with Aurora for the Roman god of dawn and Borealis for the Greek name for the northern wind, Boreas, and has mesmerized civilizations throughout the ges. Seeing the Northern Lights is a must-do for many travelers, and if you want to see them, you’re in luck, because there’s a number of places you can find them. Click here to start the slideshow to see where you see the Northern Lights around the world.

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