The Northern Lights is a must-see, but very little travel is happening with the current state of the world – thankfully one Planetarium is coming to the rescue.
Global (12 January 2021) – We are all itching to travel and see the world again, but the pandemic still has a stronghold on our lives. Thankfully, all the beautiful places in the world are helping us travel from the comfort of home.
We have seen it all so far, from virtual safari tours to the world’s most famous museums doing incredible digital tours of their artworks. And now, the Aurora Borealis.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is one of the world’s most bucket-listed sightings. We all want to see the sky dancing with lights, but it’s very rare to catch it. The lights happen at specific times of the year when conditions are just right. The Delta College Planetarium estimates that the 22nd of January 2021 will have the perfect conditions for a sighting, so they plan to live stream the event.
Astronomer and Planetarium Manager Mike Murray will be doing a presentation exploring what causes the phenomenon and how to observe them. The event is free for all to attend and can be watched via the Delta College Planetarium’s Facebook page here.
People are really excited, and already, 1.2 million people have shown their interest in attending. For South Africans, the presentation and live stream will occur on the 22nd of January at 4 am (the wee hours of a Friday morning).
Is seeing the Northern Lights on your bucket list?