Northern Lights or also called Aurora appear when ejected matter from the sun collides with particles in our atmosphere. These particles light up and illuminate the sky. This is mostly seen in a small area called the 'Auroral zone' around the poles of the earth. All our accommodations in Lapland lie exactly in that small area in Sweden.
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.
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