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trees with kiruna aurora, sweden, by Antony Spencer

Credit: Antony Spencer/Getty Images The aurora borealis – Kiruna, Sweden When charged particles, which flow from the sun at kph, hit the Earth’s magnetic field at the planet’s poles, they create curtains of light. Solar storms heighten the effect

Best Places to See the Northern Lights

Aurora Sky Station in Abisko, Sweden (open November 30 through March is located 900 meters above sea level and experiences little light or noise pollution—optimal conditions for viewing the northern lights. Tickets are booked for March!