Northern Lights Hunting in Iceland
Few places on earth offers better opportunity to experience the Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis) than Iceland. The conditions in Iceland to see this amazing phenomenon are very good, the Northern Lights are visible for eight months a year and you can see them from almost everywhere in Iceland. The experience of watching the unbelievable colours dancing around the Arctic sky is on many travelers bucket list.
What causes the Northern Lights?
What causes this dazzling natural phenomenon is a collisions between electrically charged particles that is released from the sun. The temperature at the center of the sun is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius) and when the temperature on the surface rises and falls the sun releases these particles into space. When they enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen, they can cause the dramatic displays known as the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.
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