When Roald Amundsen went exploring, did he admire the amazing and colourful Northern Lights on exploring?
You have most likely been bombarded with information about the Northern Lights lately? Would you like to see this magnificent spectacle for yourself? The Lights are also called Aurora or Arctic Lights and have attracted a lot of well-deserved attention in the press lately.
The Northern Lights are a stunning phenomenon in the sky that make them visible on a star-spangled firmament in the polar night. As the last feeble solar rays leave the arctic regions for just a few weeks every winter, the Northern Lights appear as an inspiring source of fantasy for those who get carried away by the swirling and luminous effects. What looks like gigantic waves in yellow, green and scarlet, they appear in the winter darkness with a power that is breath-taking and almost too much to cope with. The Northern Lights ignite vibrations in our fantasy while the sun and planets wander in known fixed orbits in the sky. To this day humans are still unable to control or predict and ignore all laws of physics,.
They become visual from light that changes from polar night to polar day and look like white and bright surfaces that diffuse scattered light and beautiful pastel colours, arctic haze, polar stratospheric clouds and mysterious type of red winter light. It’s like a blue winter light – the light that paints the ground a magical blue and silhouettes the mountain tops against the southern sky long before the sun reaches the horizon. On Svalbard, the blue phenomenon appears already at the end of January, awakening all our senses after a long polar night. Being able to see the horizon and the blue mountainsides is a mystical sight, year after year!
This polar light that is a universal phenomenon that also exists on other planets having a magnetic field and an atmosphere. On earth, the auroral signatures have probably changed a lot over thousands of years with the changing atmosphere and the changing strength and direction of the earth’s magnetic field. The auroral patterns also vary with the activity of the sun, as a result of the interaction of the solar wind and the earth’s atmosphere. In the north, the majestic green colours are found in the sky in the magnificent auroral night play while the surfaces are bright and covered in a blanket of snow and reflect almost all radiation from a low sun. At more Southern latitudes the surfaces are vegetated and a lush green, absorbing almost all solar radiation. The light in the south creates fiery dark red sunsets, short blue evenings and long black nights. The Arctic, however, is painted in pretty pastel colours by white and bright surfaces giving long light-blue evening hours and light-red sunsets.
The Arctic light inspires great art and gives us experiences of these eternal moments. Artists write and paint the light and tourists catch the eternity through just photography and film.
In various countries, people have invented sayings for this magical light, namely in:
Sweden: “light of blood”
Estonia: “waves from a blood red sky or a sea of flames”
Finland: an old myth about a fox with a fir that sparkled as it ran through the forests
Greenland: the myth about the souls of the stillborn babies play ball with the skulls of the walrus of the afterbirth
Scotland “Lord Derwenwater’s light”
England: “the merry dancers”
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Northern Lights day trip is not so relevant as the Lights are only visible at night but Northern Lights Day trips are possible for viewing the Lights at night but you would probably like to see more of the surroundings and to do more than a Northern Lights day trip.
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