Maybe it's at the top of your bucket list. Or maybe you've been lucky enough to actually experience it. Either way, you've most likely heard of the Northern Lights — the neon-colored light show in the star-studded skies of the Arctic. Known scientifically as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon caused by the sun's electrically charged particles colliding with and becoming trapped in the Earth's atmosphere. Because this is most likely to happen where our planet's magnetic field lines dip toward its surface — the magnetic poles — it's easiest to catch this beautiful light show the closer you are to the North and South Poles. Experts recommend looking for it in places with a magnetic latitude above 55 degrees. But for now, let's leave the science behind and refer to this handy list of locations where you can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the best seats in the house.
Written by Ashley Gabriel May 7, 2018
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