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Northern Lights in Finish Lapland

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Northern Lights in Sápmi

Watch this unbelievable video of Northern Lights in Finish Lapland

The aurora borealis or the Northern Lights, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas.

Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. Discrete aurorae often display magnetic field lines or curtain-like structures, and can change within seconds or glow unchanging for hours, most often in fluorescent green. The aurora borealis most often occurs near the equinoxes.

The Northern Lights have had a number of names throughout history. The Creek’s call this phenomenon the “Dance of the Spirits“. In Europe, in the Middle Ages, the auroras were commonly believed a sign from God.

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Northern light over Malmesjaur lake in Moskosel, Lappland, Sweden

Aurora is an unpredictable lady, and you never know when she will decide to turn up. This diva keeps you waiting, so whenever you go hunting for the Northern Lights, make sure you set aside the whole evening.

When dreaming about seeing the Northern Lights, you must remember that you are at the complete mercy of nature. The Northern Lights love to play hide and seek. Observing the Aurora Borealisis often a tug of war between your patience and the aurora itself. Stay in the northern lights area at least a week, preferably two, and you will be rewarded – unless local weather suddenly decides to obstruct your view with clouds.

Theoretically, you can see the Northern Lights all over northen Norway, Finland and Sweden and in Greenland and Iceland. The lights are at their most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring.

Visit the Official Tourism Site of Finland  if you plan a trip to this amazing country  (http://www.visitfinland.com)

 

Category: Sápmi - Lapland

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