The name Aurora Borealis

The name Aurora Borealis

In 1618 three comets were seen in passage, leading to a heated debate as to their origin amongst learned scholars in southern and central Europe. Galileo Galilei was one of these and here he refers to the northern lights with the Latin term Aurora Borealis or the red...
The gentle country of the northern lights

The gentle country of the northern lights

The northern lights are a magnificent sight; they become visible in a star studded heaven for those travelling in polarregions during the darkest time of the year – breaking forth at this time as a kind of consolation, for those who will allow the opening of...
The story of Bivrost

The story of Bivrost

The northern lights are a bridge¬†–¬†Bivrost In Norse mythology, Bivrost is the bridge between heaven and earth; a trembling arc of the northern lights was a warning of war and the end of the world, or Armageddon for many Europeans during the Middle Ages and it is...