You Can Now Name A Northern Lights Storm

If you’ve never had the opportunity to see the northern lights in person, you really owe it to yourself to add it to your bucket list. There is nothing quite like standing under a dark sky and watching the lights dance over your head. At times, they feel so close that you could almost reach out and touch them.

Of course, not everybody is going to have the opportunity to see them because you may need to travel to a distant part of the earth. That doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying them, however, and you now even have an opportunity to claim them on a personal level, thanks to an offering from a tourism organization, Visit Arctic Europe.

According to the New York Post, a message from that organization said the northern lights come in different colors and shapes. Although some may be delicate looking, they all are awe-inspiring. It is because of the strength of some of the lights that they decided to provide Nordic names for them.

It is possible to see more than 100 auroras if you happen to visit the area between late August and late April, which is the official Aurora season. Northern lights occur when electrically charged particles from the sun interact with the atmosphere of the earth. That is why they are seen in various colors, such as green, blue, red, and yellow.

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According to Travel and Leisure, it is possible to submit names that may be used, similar to the way that it is possible to name stars.

If you head over to the Naming Auroras website, you can submit and share your ideas. Make sure that you come prepared to let them know why an aurora borealis should be named according to your desire, whether it is naming after your children, your friends, or perhaps even yourself.

Once the names are selected, they will be revealed on the Naming Auroras website and on the This is Artic’s Instagram page.

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