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Northern Lights Webcam - Canada

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  • Location: Churchill, Canada
  • Source: www.explore.org
  • Info: Live streaming webcam featuring the spectacular Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. The camera is located in Churchill Canada which is one of the best spots on the planet to see the Northern Lights with auroral activity occurring on over 300 nights a year,


More info: The Aurora Borealis is a phenomenon that can be seen in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Solar wind comes from the sun which has a number of holes in its corona (outer layer). High energy particles stream out of these holes and are thrown out into our solar system. When solar wind particles collide with the gases in the atmosphere, the energy is transferred into light. When billions of these collisions happen at the same time, together they produce the Northern Lights. It is due to lots of different types of gases that the Aurora changes colour.