Northern Lights - The Age of the Aurora
Solar activity, also known as sunspots, are what regulates the intensity of the solar wind which in turn creates the aurora borealis. The sun has an 11 year cycle - or "pulse" - which regulate the intensity of the sunspots/northern lights and thereby also their consistency. Scientists have been monitoring this for hundreds of years and also know when to expect increases in activity.
As we now head into a period with very high sunspot activity - one could say we are in The Age of Aurora - which should therefore bring about some fantastic displays of aurora.
The next time this high sunspot occurs again will be first around 2022 - so if you want to view this natures splendor in the forseeable future - now is the time to book a trip to the northern latitudes where this is viewable.
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