Eerie Facts About the Northern Lights

1989 Storm 1 of 16

The Northern Lights (also known as aurora borealis) are a phenomenon seen in the night sky when a solar flare hits the Earth's atmosphere. Keep reading for 15 fun facts about this brilliant light display!

One of the biggest solar storms in history was recorded in 1989. The storm was so massive that the Northern Lights could be seen in southern states like Florida.