Northern Lights facts and legends
1. One Norse legend has the lights as reflections from the shield and armour of the Valkyries. These female warriors would choose which of the fallen would gain entry to Valhalla. Norse legends also suggest that these pulsating green ribbons of light served as an archway into Valhalla.
2. When the solar wind reaches the earth, it causes a distortion in the magnetic field. Most of the charged particles are deflected away, but some make it into the atmosphere close to the two magnetic poles.
This collision of the charged particles and the gases in our atmosphere cause the light, which is a release of photon energy. Still magical despite knowing the science!
3. Aurora is the Roman goddess of dawn, and Boreas is the Greek term for the north wind, hence the name Aurora Borealis.
Okkkkkk, so this one is pretty special, don’t you agree?! I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t know about or wants to see these lights! I could have filled this whole blog with more super interesting facts about it! (Like there’s southern lights, the gases in the atmosphere affect the colour, other planets also have their own light shows… I could go on 😆)
So we have deep indigo and navy with bright redy pink and vibrant emerald greens among flashes of white or pale areas to embody the lights vibe. I honestly adore this colourway!
I mean, look at it! Scroll for the delicious yarn granny square 😍
Where will we head for tomorrow’s trip?! Any guesses?