It is said that nature has more exquisites than human beings can discover. Luckily, not all exclusivities of nature are hidden. One of such exclusive features is the Aurora Borealis. It is also known as Northern Lights. The literal meaning of the term ‘Aurora’ is sunrise. It actually refers to display of natural light on the sky during the night. It is also known as midnight sun. Many people in the world feel surprised as how natural light can originate on the sky during the night.
There’s a scientific explanation behind this unique natural phenomenon. The light is originated in very high altitude regions and the reason behind the light is collision between atoms of particles that are energetic charged. Due to the collision, the onlookers from the surface can see rare blue, green and red coloured lights on the sky.
As the Aurora Borealis is rarest of the rare when it comes to exquisites of nature, a lot of people visit the northern regions to enjoy this one of a kind natural phenomenon. Good news for all such visitors is that there’s more than one option for them to see northern lights. That’s because visitors can see this phenomenon from many countries and from many cities of those countries. All the visitors need to do is to plan accurately for Northern lights holidays. From the arctic region and the Antarctica, the Northern light is visible. So, it should be decided first visiting which country would be the best choice. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Russia and Denmark are some of the countries from where Northern lights are properly visible.
A prospective visitor needs to decide which place would be the best for him to go. He needs to take decision on the basis of geographical proximity, population of the country, living expenses, communication and related other factors. It’s recommended for a person, who is living in Paraguay to visit Canada, if he wants to enjoy the Northern light. This is because Paraguay’s geographical proximity to Canada is more than its proximity to the European countries. Similarly, a person who’s living in Iran should visit Russia for getting a view of the Aurora Borealis.
Other than selecting from the possible countries to visit, getting some knowledge about Aurora Borealis is also very important. The Aurora Borealis appears in the middle of winter season. Thus, if visitors are heading towards the northern location, they have to face the severe cold. The temperature in the Arctic region can even go down up to -40°C, which makes it almost difficult for anyone to survive in the harsh cold. That’s why, visitors should take ample preparation to protect themselves from the cold.
There’s yet another thing that visitors don’t put too much importance on, but which is actually very important. It’d be helpful for the visitors to take help from a weatherman or someone, who’s experienced in forecasting weather related anomalies. Safety is the primary concern and there shouldn’t be any compromise made on this. Those, who are off to Northern lights holidays should take proper precautions so that they could save themselves from cold, extreme weather conditions and other possible hazards.
If all the safety requirements are met, Northern lights holidays can be really entertaining.
Jimmy Morrison is a very experienced writer on travel and lifestyle. He was earlier a photographer and recently, he prefers writing in Northern lights holidays and many related areas.