Auroras (north/south polar lights; or aurorae, sing.: aurora) are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar zone. They typically occur in the ionosphere. Some scientists[who?] call them "polar auroras". In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas. The aurora borealis is also called the northern polar lights, as it is only visible in the sky from the Northern Hemisphere, the chance of visibility increasing with proximity to the northern magnetic pole, which is currently in the arctic islands of northern Canada. Aurorae seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from further away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the sun was rising from an unusual direction. The aurora borealis most often occurs from September to October and from March to April. The Cree call this phenomenon the Dance of the Spirits.
Its southern counterpart, the aurora australis/southern polar lights, has similar properties, but is only visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, South America or Australasia. Australis is the Latin word for "of the South".
Benjamin Franklin first brought attention to the "mystery of the Northern Lights." He theorized the shifting lights to a concentration of electrical charges in the polar regions intensified by the snow and other moisture.
This photo was taken along the shore of Great Slave Lake, School Draw Ave
I have used it in my travelogue http://armchairtravelogue.blogspot.com and have given due credit to you.
Hope it is OK with you.
The travelogue is a non-profit ads free blog which I have created as a pastime and I do not derive any monetary benefit from it.
Not a problem, CuriousJM. As long as you acknowledge. The beauty was given by Nature and it needs to passed around to people that won't have the opportunity to see them. Good luck in your travelogue. greetings, matt
lol..its just a nomination for a best of panorama photos.
que foto tan mas genial saludos desde mexico,guadalajara
many thanks daniel greenk for the compliments. cheers, matt
very nice,i LIKE it,
This is really nice
I agree with majid
Many thanks Oram for the compliment. greetings, matt
many thanks for the compliment, MAJID. best regards, matt
many thanks salehyar for the compliments, best regards, matt
Magic freak of nature.
Wonderful picture, LIKe
Many thanks Achiper for visiting, commenting & LIKE#8. kind regards, matt
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Photo taken in Yellowknife, NT X0E, Canada
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