Northern Lights

Aurora BorialisThe Icelandic Met Office gives out Cloud cover forexast which can be used to forecast where you have good chance of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis). The spectacle of Aurora Borealis requires dark and partly clear skies.

Cloud cover forecast is given for the next few days, in maps where white means clear skies. Additionally, the text forecast above the map clarifies where in Iceland clear or partly clear skies are most likely. See.

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south..
Auroral displays appear in many colours although pale green and pink are the most common. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow. []