Here’s an interesting fact: the northern lights come in various colours like blue, green, pink, violet, yellow and red.
Aurora Borealis, or commonly known as the northern lights, are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere.
In layman’s terms, it’s gas that has leaked from the sun’s atmosphere that surrounds the Earth’s stratosphere, through different gas types like oxygen or nitrogen.
Anyway, back to the point of the Instagram picture that was taken in Iceland.
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The Northern Lights in Iceland are visible for eight months out of the year, from early September to the end of April. The Northern Lights are the visual result of solar particles entering the earths magnetic field at high atmosphere and ionizing. The intensity of the light depends on the activity of the sun and the acceleration speed of these particles. These dancing lights are usually green but occasionally are purple, red, pink, orange, and blue. (📸:@simona_br_photography )
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