Caught on Camera: Northern Lights dance over the Arctic Circle

Posted at 7:15 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 09:15:18-04

The Northern Lights were seen dancing in the sky over the Arctic Circle for several hours on Monday evening.

The auroras could be seen lighting up the skies above the northern Finnish city of Rovaniemi just before midnight, and according to a local Northern Lights photographer, this was the best display of Auroras Borealis at the start of what will be a good season for aurora watching.

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are a result of electrically charged particles from the sun entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

The phenomenon is known as Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, in the Northern Hemisphere and as Aurora Australis, or the Southern Lights, in the Southern Hemisphere.