November 27, 2022

The beautiful natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights has fascinated people for years. This is probably the reason, pictures or videos showing the amazing green light never fail to catch people’s attention. For example, a series of images posted on Instagram showing the auroras in Alaska.

The National Park Service posted the images on its Instagram page. They also shared a detailed description about the auroras. “‘Aurora Borealis!? At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, located entirely inside your kitchen!?’ – Super Nintendo Chalmers,” they wrote, referencing a classic Simpsons gag.

“Denali is a great place to see the aurora because it is at a very far northern latitude and because there is very limited light pollution. Light pollution is found in towns, cities and other developed areas where excess artificial light illuminates the natural environment,” they added.

“The most common color seen in the #NorthernLights, or aurora borealis, is green. When the solar wind hits millions of oxygen atoms in Earth’s atmosphere at the same time, it excites the oxygen atoms for a while and then they return to their original state, when they emit the green hue that we can see from the ground. Have you seen the northern lights in person?” they explained.

Check out the post to be amazed by the amazing images.

Since it was shared nine hours ago, the post has racked up nearly 98,000 likes and the numbers are only counting. People have also taken to the comment section of the share to post various comments.

“I saw the Northern Lights in upstate New York when I was 14. It was like a giant white cage surrounding me and my cousin as we paddled across the lake,” wrote one Instagram user. “Unbelievably beautiful…nothing like Mother Nature,” commented another. “Going to Alaska in January to see the Northern Lights! Top of my bucket list for sure,” posted a third.

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