Did you know?
~ The northern lights are initially caused by the sun.
~ An aurora display is actually a distortion in the earth's magnetic field.
~ The northern lights occur around 100km above the earth. It can seem as if you could almost reach out and touch them. But in actual fact, the lights are high up in our planet's atmosphere.
~ The first aurora photograph was taken more than 125 years ago. Taken on 5 January, 1892 by German physicist and astronomer Otto Rudolf Martin Brendel. The black-and-white photo was published in ‘The Century' magazine in October 1897.