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POLAR LIGHTS

The polar lights take their name from the god of dawn in Roman mythology. We still use the phrase “aurora borealis”, the name given to them by Galileo Galilei, who described the polar lights in the Northern Hemisphere in 1619. Galileo thought that this light show was caused by the sun's rays reflected from our atmosphere. Our current explanation is different from Galileo's.

The current definition is; polar lights are natural rays seen in the sky in the North and South polar regions, which occur as a result of the interaction of charged particles from the Sun with the earth's magnetic field.The reason why the polar lights look so wonderful is that charged particles from the sun are the result of the collision of gases and oxygen particles in the earth's atmosphere. These particles caused by the collision gain energy and emit particles carrying radiation wave energy when returning to their normal state.

If these lights are red or green in color, they are caused by the collision of particles from the sun with oxygen. If these particles collide with nitrogen molecules, they form the color of blue and purple light. Pale yellowish green is the most common aurora color. The reason why the northern lights are seen from the poles is due to the high magnetic field.


Actually, a lot of people think they are called the Northern Lights, but that's wrong. Because there are much fewer places to see the lights in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere, but on the contrary, you can also see these lights in the Southern hemisphere. If there are Aurora Borealis at the North Pole, there are Aurora Australis at the South Pole. The polar lights are something that happens from time to time, and you may not be able to easily watch them from every country. If you want to see the polar lights, you need to go at the right time. Between March-October for Finland, Norway and Sweden; December-March for Canada; Equinox days of the Australian Island of Tasmania and New Zealand.


You can see the polar lights by visiting there, but I'll share a few tips to see them more clearly. First, be sure that you start waiting for the Polar Lights during the hours when it is completely dark, that is, late at night. Secondly, you should prefer the days when the moon is in the new moon phase. Thirdly, choose an open area such as a forest, a lake. Stay in places far from the city. Prefer equinox days.


In fact, polar lights have different properties that we don't know. The image of this perfect natural phenomenon is fascinating. The polar lights, which are attracted by many people, attract thousands of tourists a year. If you are looking for a place to take a winter vacation, you can visit these countries. It will be a nice place for your holiday and you will have had an experience that you will not forget in your life.

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