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Massive Northern Light display illuminates sky over Arctic Circle

2018-03-15 15:02
Massive Northern Lights were seen dancing in the sky over the Arctic Circle overnight from Wednesday (March 14) to Thursday (March 15). The spectacular fast-moving auroras could be seen filling up the skies above the northern Finnish city of Rovaniemi just before midnight and according to a local Northern Lights photographer, these were the best auroras since September 2017. The bright white, green and even pink auroras were clearly visible to the naked eye. Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis, are a result of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the Earth's atmosphere. The phenomenon is known as aurora borealis, or the northern lights, in the northern hemisphere and as aurora australis, or the southern lights, in the southern hemisphere.