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Aurora over Lake Ounasjärvi

Aurora over Lake Ounasjärvi

How do the Northern Lights come about? Sami legend says a Fox runs across the Arctic fells and lights up the sky with sparks flying from its tail, whirling up the snow. The modern Finnish term “revontulet”, the fox’s fires, derives from this myth. A scientist’s explanation to the phenomenon would be something like “the solar wind sends charged particles towards the Earth, and upon colliding with its atmosphere they produce energy given off as light”. We prefer the Sami myth.

How do the Northern Lights come about? Sami legend says a Fox runs across the Arctic fells and lights up the sky with sparks flying from its tail, whirling up the snow. The modern Finnish term “revontulet”, the fox’s fires, derives from this myth. A scientist’s explanation to the phenomenon would be something like “the solar wind sends charged particles towards the Earth, and upon colliding with its atmosphere they produce energy given off as light”. We prefer the Sami myth.

There are no words to describe the mesmerizing beauty that i saw last night, so I suggest you see it for yourself! smile emoticon  The Auroras were everywhere, so strong, that I was guessing in what direction to put my camera. Taken 8.9.2015 in Levi

There are no words to describe the mesmerizing beauty that i saw last night, so I suggest you see it for yourself! smile emoticon The Auroras were everywhere, so strong, that I was guessing in what direction to put my camera. Taken 8.9.2015 in Levi

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