Here at The Aurora Zone, we absolutely love seeing our clients’ images from their Northern Lights adventures with us. Whether they are searching for the Aurora on the back of a snowmobile, trying their hand at mushing on a dog sledding safari or simply taking in the stunning Arctic scenery, we couldn’t be happier than when we see our clients ticking off some incredible experiences from their bucket lists!
"A Night at the Theatre", art suite created by Jonathan Green and Marnie Green
Summer may be over but there is plenty to get excited about as winter gets ever nearer. Not only has the Northern Lights season officially started but equally as exciting is the fact that Sweden’s world-famous ICEHOTEL® has released its plans for what this year’s hotel has to offer as they celebrate their 30th birthday!
Jo started out working for our sister company Activities Abroad in 2006 as a placement student, and the rest they say, is history.
Having grown up as a member of a very active family, Jo now lives on her husband’s family farm in Northumberland where she can indulge her passion for ‘The Great Outdoors’. Having been on active holidays throughout her life, The Aurora Zone is the ideal place for her.
As we have mentioned in many a previous blog, March is a brilliant time to go in search of the Northern Lights. This is not just our personal opinion either! Studies by NASA solar physicist David Hathaway show that March is one of the most geomagnetically active months of the year (see graph below), and the reason for this is springtime. Or to be more accurate the spring equinox.
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Book now to secure your holiday price and have peace of mind, that no matter the outcome of Brexit, the cost of your holiday will stay the same.
With our ‘Brexit Guarantee’*, you can rest assured that you can book your holiday now and no matter what happens on the 31st October 2019 (or before), the result of Brexit won’t increase your holiday price, even if we incur additional costs.
As Brexit continues to be negotiated, we understand that this uncertainty may lead to concern amongst those planning a holiday. Though we will not know final answers until a deal is agreed, or a no-deal exit is confirmed, both the government and ABTA maintain that travel beyond 31st October 2019 should not be affected.
We have put together some Brexit FAQs below, but if you have any further concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
A question we are asked almost every day here at The Aurora Zone is “when is the best time to see the Northern Lights?”. Now, when dealing with a natural phenomenon such as the Aurora Borealis, it is pretty hard to answer this question with any degree of certainty as its appearance can rarely be predicted accurately much more than a few hours in advance.
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How to enter:
2. We'll repost your picture on our social media channels. (Top tip: double-check your post is not ‘private’!)
3. Our panel of Aurora Zone judges will pick a winner each month and announce it on The Aurora Zone Facebook page!
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Image Credits: Antti Pietikainen
The key thing to note about Coronal Holes is that they are one of the causes of solar winds which, in turn, cause the Northern Lights to appear in our skies. Although less violent than Coronal Mass Ejections (the other source of solar wind), they are more stable. So much so, that they often reappear 27 days after their first appearance on the surface of the sun.
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