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The aurora borealis or northern lights have had a number of names through history. The scientific name for the phenomena is Aurora Borealis, which is Latin and translates into the red dawn of the north. It was the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) who first used the expression. You can buy here any images as Royalty Free Images or Licenced Stock Photos for any use that you may have.

Whats it like to see them? "It is magical, simply magical. You think you must be dreaming, especially when you catch an outbreak from the start. It just comes from nowhere… and keeps moving and changing shape! It’s like someone is doing a huge watercolour painting, in real time, across the canvas of the dark black sky" The magnetic zone where the Northern Lights appear is a circle around the Magnetic North Pole. Tromsø is situated in the middle of this magnetic zone and, as a result, you have fantastic chances of seeing the Northern Lights here.

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View slideshow of pictures taken March 2012 fantastic northern light aurora borealis displays & also March 2013 All pictures are available as prints or as digital files by email both royalty free and licensed from this stock photo library.

Latest Northern Lights Images captured Oct 2014 and Oct 2015

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Tromsø, just a few hundred kilometres within the Arctic Circle, is perfectly placed for seeing the elusive aurora borealis. The natural phenomenon is caused by solar particles reacting with the earth’s magnetic field .

An aurora (plural: aurorae or auroras; from the Latin word aurora, "sunrise" or the Roman goddess of dawn) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere. Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone, which is typically 3° to 6° in latitudinal extent and at all local times or longitudes. The auroral magnetic zone is typically 10° to 20° from the magnetic pole defined by the axis of the Earth's magnetic dipole. During a geomagnetic storm, the auroral zone expands to lower latitudes.

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