Aurora borealis, or the northern lights, is a phenomenon that occurs at very high latitude around the Arctic circle. Named for the Aurora (the Roman goddess of the dawn) and Boreas (the Greek term for the northern wind) the lights can only be seen after dark. You can spot the spectacular light show throughout Sweden, Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Norway, but the Finnish Lapland is home to some of the best aurora borealis displays. All images courtesy of Visit Finland/Flickr.
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