Behold! The beauty of nature.
The lights blazed in the silent sky. They moved in great swaying bands of colour like a living organism. On some nights they would resemble the swirl of a nascent rose that had begun to open, sometimes it was a great river, and sometimes it was great lines descending to earth like the landing lights of a UFO. The colours were utterly brilliant and pure. The vibrant shades were in perpetual motion, dancing, flowing, changing shades. After the Northern Lights I could never be so impressed with fireworks any more. I could still marvel at the craft and the cleverness of their design, but nothing could beat this, it was the greatest show on earth.
The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south..
Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow
This magnificent phenomenon is a blessing to our eyes. Awaken the traveller within you, feed your Wanderlust to start with your footprints. This is a must visit place. Add it to your travel bucket now. To know more : Like, Share, comment and subscribe to versatile reads. Also don’t forget to tag the person you wish to spend the night under the dancing lights with.
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