The northern lights: Watch one of nature's wonders light the sky

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-12-06 06:40
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, fill the night sky above a neighborhood in Kenai, Alaska, US, Nov 9, 2013. [Photo/IC]

The aurora, a natural light display most often seen in the Arctic and Antarctic, is one of nature's true wonders. When seen in the north, the effect is known as aurora borealis or northern lights, a term coined by Galileo in the 17th century.

The best time to catch an aurora is between midnight and early morning, from December to March. Here's what you could see.

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