Ever dreamed of flying through the Northern Lights? Ross Franquemont, a US Air Force pilot, did just that! He flew over Canada at 500 MPH with an altitude of 70,000 feet to to give us this incredible footage. The video has already been shared more than 100,000 times on Youtube.
Wondering what the Northern Lights actually are? WELL, the incredible aurora phenomenon occurs when charged particles of solar origin (solar wind) interact with the Earth's ionosphere. The particles excite the atoms of the atmosphere which then, by de-energizing, emit light of various wavelengths.
Just want to see some pretty lights? The best time to observe the Northern Lights is between the end of September and the end of March. If you want to increase your chances of seeing this phenomenon for yourself, head to Svalbard (Norway), Iceland, Lapland (Finland/Sweden), northern Canada and the extreme north of Scotland!