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This Winter To Include Plenty Of Northern Lights

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This Winter To Include Plenty Of Northern Lights

Northern lights at Þingvellir National Park.

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

This year's winter will likely include plenty of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), according to Sævar Helgi Bragason, an Icelandic astronomer. MBL reports.

"As soon as it became dark in mid-August, we've been able to see beautiful Northern Lights". This applies to Iceland, which enjoys a large number of Northern Lights sightings every winter. During the summer, however, the sun never sets, making it impossible to see them at that time.

The sightings these past years have been exceptionally good, due to the Sun's high activity. "The next months will be decent Northern Lights months if the sun continues to behave this way".

Although the Northern Lights will be present, there is no guarantee how cloudy the skies might be at each given time. Tour desks such as What's On offer more detailed information on the matter.

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