This Video Really Captures the Awe and Wonder of the Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis, colloquially known as the Northern Lights, is a bucket list for many people (myself included) and this video really captures that sense of awe and wonderment.
An aurora (astralis in the south and borealis in the north) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere. [source]