Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or Aurora borealis, look to me like magical, brightly colored curtains swirling and rippling through the northernmost night sky in a fascinatingly beautiful yet almost eerie scene.  Of course the scientific explanation is not quite that flowery: “collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere.”

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

I’ve never witnessed the aurora borealis but hope to some day.  Have you ever seen this phenomenon in person?  I’d love to hear about it.