Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
Northern Norway and Svalbard are among the best places in the world for seeing and filming the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis, which means 'dawn of the north.)
In Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. In old Norse mythology, the Northern Lights were seen as the Gods’ earthly manifestations which brought power. In Sami myths, however, the Northern Lights were something to fear and respect. There was also a belief that the Northern Lights were actually the souls of the dead and should not be spoken about or looked at.
This incredible celestial and mythical phenomenon is only visible when it is dark. Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between electrically charged particles thrown off of the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. In the south they are called Aurora Australis.
Auroral displays like the Northern Lights appear in many colours, but pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet also occur. Variations in color are due to the types of gas particles in the Earth's atmosphere that are colliding with the sun storms.
The Northern Lights appear in many forms, from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.
Northern Lights can be seen from late August to April.