The winter travel season is heading up next October 2018 until April 2019 and is mostly based on the Aurora borealis better known as Northern Lights.
The best time of the year to see this natural phenomena is from beginning of September to beginning of April each year. During these months there are 100 days with a very good probability to catch Northern Lights. We are talking about January, February and March. Can you imagine the New Year’s Eve with the skies coloured with green? In fact the months with stronger activity and light are February and March.
Facts about the Northern Lights
From mythology and old scripts we can find out that scientists and people wondered in thousands of years about green lines over the skies.
In northern country, 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 Eskimos believe that they are the souls of animals. Some even believe that as the auroras dance closer to those who are watching them and they will envelop you and take you to the heavens. Many believe that it is a sign that the spirits of their loved ones are still close and are watching over them always.
Aurora Borealis is around midnight when Iceland’s Aurora Oval is said to pass over the observer.
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