Arctic Circle Short Break in search of the Northern Lights
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Fly from Exeter Airport to see the Northern Lights, a natural wonder of the world.
Exeter Airport offers a tour operator flight to see The Northern Lights in March.
The Aurora Borealis often referred to as the Northern Lights or the polar lights.
The Northern lights are a natural wonder of the world and light up the skies in the artic regions. They are caused by solar storms expelled by the sun that hit the earth’s magnetic field. When the atoms and molecules hit the earth’s atmosphere they become excited causing them to light up and the skies look like neon strips of many different and wavering colours are suspended miles above.
The term Aurora Borealis was first spoken by Galileo the famous Astronomer, physicist and Philosopher in 1619. The term Aurora Borealis is a homage to the Roman Goddess of the dawn, Aurora.
This trip is a once in a lifetime experience and the view of the Northern lights will be something that the traveller will remember forever and be able to astound their loved ones, friends and others with. On arrival at the airport, there is a briefing with a guest astronomer before boarding the flight were free snacks are provided. The plane travels to a Point North of the Shetland Isles and takes up a holding pattern to await the beauty of the Northern Lights. While waiting the on-board guest astronomers will explain in more detail about the Northern Lights. When they grace the skies, every person will have the opportunity to view clearly the lights with a seat rotation system in place. The plane will then head home leaving you time to reflect on what you have seen.
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