Northern Lights, Canada

Northern Lights, Canada

Northern Lights, Canada (credit)

Another name for the Northern Lights is the Aurora Borealis, named after the goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the god of the north wind, Boreas (meaning “north wind”). That name was coined by Pierre Gassendi, a French scientist.

Northern Lights Attraction

The Northern Lights, which circle the globe in a circular band is a beautiful array of color that dances in the night sky. You can observe these in northern parts of Canada. Red, pink, green, and blue are just a few colors that are displayed by this natural phenomenon; it is truly a rainbow show. The best time to view the Northern Lights is when the nights are longer, such as fall or winter.

Northern Lights over Calgary

Northern Lights over Calgary (credit)

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