Witnessing the Northern Lights is an experience that captivates the imagination, a sensation that ranks high on the lists of many holidaymakers.
Aline's Stue is exceptionally well-positioned for observing the Northern Lights. Just a few steps outside, and you can already enjoy this magnificent spectacle. From late August to mid-April, the Northern Lights are regularly visible, as various apps suggest 'if the sky is clear.' There's no need to go to the Lofoten Islands, Tromsø, or stand in the middle of a lake in Finland. Freezing temperatures are not required either. You can stay comfortably at home, step outside, and fully appreciate the Northern Lights when it displays its light show.
How Northern Lights Occur:
Although the phenomenon is only visible when it's dark, the process that creates the Northern Lights essentially occurs 24/7. The main culprit? That would be the sun. Our star constantly emits particles into space that are electrically charged. This is known as the solar wind, a term that might sound familiar to most. These particles can be ejected into space at speeds ranging from 250 to 2,500 km/s, with an average of 400 km/s. That's 1,440,000 km/h! To put it in perspective: The distance that an average solar particle travels in an hour is equivalent to 9,600 hours of driving at a speed of 150 km/h, which is 1 year and 35 days.