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Seeing the Northern Lights

According to old Greenlandic folklore, the northern lights were thought to be spirits of the dead playing ball with a walrus skull. Of course, thanks to modern science we now know it as a natural phenomenon. Also known as the aurora borealis, the dancing colourful lights in the sky result from the collision of charged solar particles with molecules and atoms in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
 
It doesn’t matter where you are in Greenland as long as you have a dark and clear night sky. The best viewing times are from September to April, usually in the late evening or around midnight.

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