I’ve Yet To See The Northern Lights

I want to see them.

Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Its a natural light display in the sky in high altitude usually found in the Arctic/Antarctic regions.

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For the scientifically inclined, they are formed by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the thermosphere. The collision forms energy to release in the form of large auroras circling around the poles. Depending on the altitude, the color of the aurora varies. Higher altitudes are red in color due to Oxygen emissions, lower altitudes are green from Nitrogen emissions; and here’s the cool part: Yellow and Pink auroras are a mixture of red and green together. Blue and Purple auroras are at even lower altitudes.

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These auroras show up as a diffuse glow or ‘flowing curtains’ that are constantly changing and evolving.

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I’ll see them one day.

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