RESIDENTS of this tiny Canadian town are treated to the Northern Lights 300 days a year.
Lucky locals in Churchill, Manitoba can behold some of Earth’s most spectacular natural phenomena nearly every night—but it’s very difficult for tourists to get there.
The Northern Lights are known for gracing the northern hemisphere – hence their name and the region’s fame.
Stunning photos show the beautiful views they create in the town of just 870 residents.
However, if Brits want to enjoy the scenery, they have to embark on a very long trek.
There are no roads in and out of the city and it can only be reached by plane or train.
Brits can fly 15 hours to Winnipeg before catching another flight to Churchill – or take a 48-hour train journey from Winnipeg.
Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the lights are the result of electrically charged particles from the Sun striking gaseous particles in our planet’s atmosphere.
This solar flare is often accompanied by a coronal mass ejection — a huge ejection of plasma from the Sun’s outer layer.
The Sun’s massive outburst of material is triggering a geomagnetic storm that is taking the aurora to lower latitudes.
The solar storms cause bright, colorful dancing lights of white, green, pink, and purple to light up the sky and is considered an incredible sight.
Color variations occur when different types of gas particles collide with the charged particles.
The aurora’s most common color is green, formed when oxygen molecules react with the particles about 60 miles above the ground, while nitrogen causes a blue or purple hue.
Apart from Churchill, Norway is considered the best country to see the Northern Lights.
Tromso, Norway is a popular travel destination for great Northern Lights viewing.
They usually appear from September to April.
It is only a three and a half hour flight from London and a city also known for its pubs and bars.
The Nordic countries are considered to be the best places to see the Northern Lights.
If you want to go somewhere else, you can also visit Sweden.
Kiruna offers visitors a wilderness adventure and the lights can be seen between October and March.
Iceland and Canada are also good places to visit the Northern Lights.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6957900/inside-remote-town-northern-lights/ In a remote town where visitors can see the Northern Lights 300 days a year