The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with particles in the Earth's atmosphere.
The lights are typically seen in high-latitude regions such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada, and Alaska.
This winter, the Northern Lights are expected to be particularly spectacular due to a peak in the solar cycle.
The solar cycle is a roughly 11-year cycle during which the sun's magnetic field flips and sunspots and solar flares increase in frequency.
The peak of the current solar cycle is expected to occur in 2025, but the Northern Lights can still be seen in the years leading up to and following the peak.
To increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights, it's best to go to a location with clear skies, little light pollution, and during the winter months when the nights are longer.
While the Northern Lights are a beautiful sight to behold, they can also have practical implications such as disrupting satellite and radio communications.