The Northern Lights is an amazing phenomenon of nature, a real pride of the Murmansk region. Every year thousands of tourists come to the North hoping to see colorful flashes in the sky.
Science provides many definitions of this process. If you keep to the definition, the Northern Lights (it is the Polar Lights, it's Aurora Borealis) is "the luminescence of the upper layers of atmospheres of planets that have a magnetosphere, due to their interaction with charged particles of the solar wind." That is, colored flashes in the sky are a direct result of the solar activity and solar wind.
Its appearance in the sky is the result of the coincidence of several factors, each of them is rather difficult to predict. The first parameter is solar activity. Strong flares on the Sun and ejection of charged particles towards the Earth are the first most important conditions for the appearance of the Northern Lights.
The second condition is darkness outside and clear sky.
If you see the stars in the black sky, you have good chances of catching the Northern Lights.
Having got the information of our specialists, we go to the observation places, most suitable for it, located outside the city of Murmansk (distance up to 50 km). On the way you will learn everything about the nature of the origin of this amazing phenomenon, you will be able to find it yourself in the sky and even get a photo to remember it.