Northern Lights activity increases in Iceland

The visibility of the Northern Lights across Iceland is set to grow throughout August and September due to increased solar activity, scientists say.

It has been revealed that increased levels of gas particles caused by a ‘solar tsunami’ from the sun have been interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field. The sun’s own magnetic fields have been dragging open and snapping back the Earth’s magnetic field, creating a continuous loop around the Earth, which then produces electrical currents that excite the gases in our atmosphere, eventually causing them to glow. These green, blue, purple and red colours are known as the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis.

The Northern Lights are unquestionably one of the most breathtaking natural spectacles in the world. The natural light displays of the Aurora Borealis occur most frequently in the Arctic Circle, centred within a 2500 km radius of the geomagnetic pole.

As Iceland is on the cusp of the circle, the Island in the North Atlantic provides the perfect viewing location for the Aurora Borealis; for which proves to been a magical experience.

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