It's finally getting nice out! Let's all go to Iceland! No, I'm not taking crazy pills. Iceland is a beautiful island and not another day should go by without you experiencing it. Here's why you should go.
An aurora occurs when a solar wind is so massive that the energy from the sun is drawn into the Earth's magnetic field. When these charged particles, mostly the electrons, interact with the gases in our atmosphere, they give off light.
The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.