Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
Spectacular auroras - like the ones seen above - occur when electrically charged particles (mostly electrons), eminating off the surface of our sun, accelerate along the Earth's magnetic field lines
into the upper atmosphere, where they
collide with gas atoms, causing the atoms to give off light. This resulting in a dazzling light show which can be seen by most of those residing in the northern hemisphere of our planet.