Northern Lights in Wild Scotland
Northern lights or Aurora Borealis can be seen in the Earth's atmosphere when the gas particles in the air collide with electrically charged particles emitted from the Sun. Northern and Southern lights can be seen near the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres, respectively. Northern lights can be seen almost anywhere in Scotland, with best chances in the northern parts of the country. Northern Scotland is on the same latitude as Nunivak Island in Alaska, but Aurora Borealis can also be seen in the Cairngorms, Shetland, Orkney and even Edinburgh.
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