When do you see the Northern Lights in Norway?
Before planning your next trip to the Fjords it is important to know when you see the Northern Lights. The suitable period is generally from spring to early autumn. In particular, the recommended months are from February / March to October, in correspondence with the fall of the equinoxes. The months where the phenomenon is more frequent are February and March, during this period in fact there is the long polar night, during which often the sky offers a spectacle of green, yellow and blue lights. The time is also important: the aurora can already appear from 18.00 but the possibility of seeing it increases from 22.00 to 23.00.
Our advice on the Aurora
To see the Northern Lights in Norway here are some tips. One of these concerns the choice of travel with or without the moon. In both cases it is possible to admire this spectacle of nature, but with the dark sky without moon the contrast with the lights will be even more beautiful and will allow you to take splendid photographs.
Another tip is to organize the excursion in detail, booking in advance in order to secure the place. Traveling in a group costs can be reduced, but at the same time you risk having a great deal of chaos and not fully enjoying the experience. The advice is to organize with groups that do not exceed a dozen people, in order to divide the costs but at the same time to live the experience at 360 degrees. Finally, pay attention to clothing: the areas where the Aurora Borealis occurs are very cold and in some areas it can even reach a few degrees below zero. The advice is always to see the forecasts of the place where you (hope) to see the Northern Lights, in order to study the probability of success of the phenomenon and to understand how to dress.
NORTHERN LIGHTS, WHAT IS IT - The Northern Lights are one of the most fascinating natural phenomena occurring on the globe. Characterized by light trails that, taking on different colors depending on the gases present in the air, appear in the sky, the Northern Lights fall into the category of optical phenomena of the atmosphere, which also includes lightning, rainbows and glories.
At a more strictly scientific level, the Northern Lights are produced by solar particles, largely made up of electrons, which are pushed against the Earth's magnetic field at great speed, thus colliding with the atoms of the gases present. in the outermost layers of the atmosphere. This great movement of particles produces energy by generating, in our eyes, light of various wavelengths: the so-called auroral arcs. Due to the particular geometry of the Earth's magnetic field, the electron charge of the Sun is directed towards the two magnetic poles of the Earth, the North Pole and the South Pole. For this reason it would be more correct to call the polar aurora phenomenon, distinguishing it then in boreal or austral depending on the hemisphere in which it occurs.
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