the Northern Lights


: large areas of green, red, blue, or yellow light that sometimes appear in the night sky in far northern regions

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Recent Examples on the Web The solar storm that pushed the Northern Lights much farther south than normal is expected to continue Sunday night and possibly into the week, forecasters say, but the impact won't be as strong as in previous days. John Helton, NPR, 12 May 2024 Here are some tips on how to see the Northern Lights: Here are some viewing tips from Gene Hanson, observatory director for the Milwaukee Astronomical Society: Head North: The Northern Lights get their name for a reason. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2024 The power couple shared their reactions to seeing the Northern Lights in photos posted on Instagram Friday, May 10, as the spectacular, colorful display, known as aurora borealis, reached the U.K. and Europe. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 The country’s northernmost region happens to be flush with hotels that are purpose-built for snoozing under the night sky, where the Northern Lights are visible about 200 nights a year. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Mar. 2024 The post-excursion unwinding is almost as extreme, with five-star dining followed by arguably one of the best northern lights shows. 12 Hotels To See the Northern Lights Amangiri, Utah Amangiri treats its guests to some of the Colorado Plateau's most jaw-dropping desert vistas. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2024 The duo is back at it again with for a bold new design emphasizing the beauty and functionality of lume as an homage to the Northern Lights. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024 Beaver Island in Lake Michigan is known for its inky skies and starry nights, its vast views of the constellations, galaxies and the Milky Way, glimpses of the Northern Lights and an occasional comet. Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 However, it times of high magnetic activity—such as right now— the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) can be seen as far south as the Midwest U.S. states, Scotland and Wales in the U.K and Japan, and the Southern Lights (aurora australis) in New Zealand, Tasmania and southern Australia. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024

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“The Northern Lights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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