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Northern Lights

Northern lights

From late August through April is possible to see the Northern Lights just outside the hotel. We cannot guarantee that the Northern Lights will appear but staying for few nights will give a very good chance of experiencing these beautiful Northern Lights.

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are bright dazzling displays in the sky that occur when gaseous particles collide. They can be seen from many places on Earth but are visible nearly every night nearer to the North Pole. The South Pole has its own lights called aurora australis.

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Auroras occur when charged particles from the sun’s solar wind interact with Earth’s magnetic field (at altitudes above 50 miles, or 80 km). During intense solar storms, the Northern Lights become more spectacular and can sometimes be visible as far south as Texas.

The colors in an aurora are caused when oxygen and nitrogen particles mix with the charged particles in the atmosphere. The colors depend on what gas is involved and how high in the ionosphere the reaction takes place. Oxygen usually causes a green or brownish-red display.