The northern lights, also known as the Aurora borealis, are an incredible natural phenomenon that lights the night sky with magical bands of bright colors, most commonly green or pink. Caused by a reaction between gases in the Earth's atmosphere and particles from the sun's atmosphere, this nighttime display is certainly an item for the bucket list!
While better known in the north, this eerie phenomenon actually occurs at both the northern and southern magnetic poles . At the southern pole it is called Aurora australis, and is rarely seen because it is centered over Antarctica. In contrast, in the north, these incredible lights can be seen in many countries such as Canada, Greenland, Norway, Siberia and even occasionally in parts of the United States. But even if you can't spot these lights in person, you can enjoy their wonder and beauty with stunning northern light wallpapers for your device!
Whether you live in a northern light region, or dream of someday traveling to spot them, you'll love the amazing images of the northern lights featured here! These wild, colorful night sky images make the perfect background that will inspire you with the beauty and magic of the natural world!