IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS MARCH 2018

From £219 pp
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  • Offer valid: 09/03/2018 to 11/03/2018
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About IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS MARCH 2018

FA 3 hour flight to the stars!  Fly norht to a vantage point in the skies with hopefully spectacular views of the Aurora Borealis.  This unique package also includes an interesting and informative pre-flight talk by our guest astronomers ans their expert guidance once onboard.

 

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The northern lights have long captured the awe and imagination of explorers, and today are being sought out more and more by the everyday traveller. Understanding the science behind the northern lights (or aurora borealis as they are otherwise known) is the first step to knowing where to find them. The luminous dancing lights of the aurora are caused by charged solar particles interacting with the Earth’s magnetic fields. At the magnetic North Pole and South Pole these particles can enter the Earth’s atmosphere, where they collide with gas particles and cause the characteristic glow. Auroras are typically green due to collisions with oxygen particles, but ‘exciting’ different atmospheric gases can produce a blue, violet, yellow, or even red colour. As these reactions occur at the magnetic poles this is why auroras are most likely to be seen in Scotland and the northernmost parts of the UK.