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You Can See A 'Northern Lights' Display In The UK This Week

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You Can See A 'Northern Lights' Display In The UK This Week

If you've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, but haven't had chance to make the journey, then listen up.

There's an event taking place in London this Christmas, inspired by the Northern Lights - and it's breathtaking.

Borealis, created by Dan Archer, is an incredible immersive installation that has been lighting up the skies over Guildhall Yard.

There's an event taking place in London inspired by the Northern Lights (Credit: Festival.org)
There's an event taking place in London inspired by the Northern Lights (Credit: Festival.org)
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The event is named after Aurora Borealis - aka the Northern Lights - a spectacular display seen across the globe in places such as Norway, Iceland and parts of Canada. The lights are caused by activity on the sun, which gives out electrically charged particles that collide with the Earth's magnetic field. The lights are a result of the magnetic field redirecting these particles towards the North Pole.

The installation has been created to replicate the spectacular natural phenomenon and uses beams of light travelling through particle clouds to create the display.

Alongside the brilliant lights, there's a calming soundtrack to enjoy, as well as delicious festive food and tasty drinks.

People are loving the free event (Credit: Festival.org)
People are loving the free event (Credit: Festival.org)
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And people are loving the experience, with one writing on Twitter: "The Borealis art light installation at the Guildhall Yard was truly mesmerising, surreal, beautiful, calming. An absolutely must see event in the heart of London. The Northern Lights in London. Awesome."

While another said: "Who needs to go to see the northern lights when we have #Borealis at the Guildhall Yard here in London?"

And a third added: "Ethereal beauty at Guildhall Yard, where the northern lights have come to London, curtesy of artist Dan Archer."

The event is named after Aurora Borealis - aka the Northern Lights (Credit: Alamy)
The event is named after Aurora Borealis - aka the Northern Lights (Credit: Alamy)
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Borealis is on every evening between 11-22 December from 5.30pm until 10pm. Time slots are every half an hour with last entries taking place at 9.30pm.

While booking in advance is no longer available, there are walk-up tickets available every night. The event is also free to attend.

You can find more information on the event here.

Featured Image Credit: Festival.org

Topics: Events, Life, Travel, Christmas

Lucy Devine
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