The northern lights, or aurora borealis, offer an entrancing, dramatic, magical display that fascinates all who see it — but just what causes this dazzling natural phenomenon?
At the center of our solar system lies the sun, the yellow star that sustains life on our planet. The sun’s many magnetic fields distort and twist as our parent star rotates on its axis. When these fields become knotted together, they burst and create so-called sunspots. Usually, these sunspots occur in pairs; the largest can be several times the size of Earth’s diameter. More detailed information on the Northern Lights
One can enjoy the spectacular show of the northern lights during the winter time, but like all other natures creatures they are a bit tricky. The national weather bureau has ongoing forecast for the likelihood of being able to see them. Northern lights forecast