Northern Light Fact #10 – Legendary Lights

Northern Light Fact #10 – Legendary Lights

Have you ever wondered what the ancient Greeks or Scandinavians thought about the Aurora Borealis? Even the Northern Lights can be really rare around the world, there are plenty of different myths and legends about them. This is a fact about the myths.  The name...
Northern Light Fact #9 – The First Lights

Northern Light Fact #9 – The First Lights

Northern Lights have always been there, but who was the first human who accurately described this phenomenon? There are many ancient cave-paintings about Aurora Borealis, oldest known painting is actually called “Macaronis” and it was painted somewhere around 30,000...
Northern Light Fact #8 – Lights at the Equator

Northern Light Fact #8 – Lights at the Equator

Did you know that Auroras have been seen at the Equator? There are confirmed proofs that the Northern Lights may not always be so northern after all. Reports say the most southern Northern Lights  ever have been witnessed during the massive solar storm of 1859 known...
Northern Light Fact #7 – The Cool Light

Northern Light Fact #7 – The Cool Light

They look like fire, but are the Northern Lights hot? The northern lights may look like fire, but they wouldn’t feel like one if you had the chance to touch them. Yes, Northern Lights are basically hot flying particles from the Sun hitting the Earth’s magnetic...
Northern Light Fact #6 – The Science Side

Northern Light Fact #6 – The Science Side

How the Northern Lights are created? Easy question, really scientific answer. Short answer would be that particles from the Sun hit Earth’s magnetic field and collide with oxygen atoms and release energy. That energy is shown as a green light. Our fact number six is a...

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