Fire in the sky

Moore, John
October 1995
Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Oct95, Vol. 67 Issue 10, pXII
Focuses on the atmospheric phenomenon called the northern lights, or aurora borealis, as seen in the skies of Lapland. Northern lights as a major tourist attraction; How the lights are formed; Sami tradition concerning the northern lights; Research on the ionosphere conducted at the Sodankyla observatory.


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