Meaning of Northern Lights in English:

Northern Lights


plural noun

  • Another name for the aurora borealis.

    See aurora

    ‘The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights (Aurora Australis in the southern hemisphere) is also a manifestation of the ionosphere.’
    • ‘But assuming that happens we may be in for a spectacular Northern Lights display (the Aurora Borealis for those of a more scientific inclination).’
    • ‘The Northern Lights, or ‘Aurora Borealis’, are a natural light show that can be seen at the North Pole.’
    • ‘I have, however, seen wonderful phenomenon, like the Halebop Comet with the Northern Lights behind it and a meteor shower going on to boot.’
    • ‘Some say that the Northern Lights are the glare of the Arctic ice and snow.’
    • ‘There's a massive solar flare going on right now, and the Northern Lights are visible here in Edinburgh, even in town, with all of the city's background light.’
    • ‘An early warning system to detect destructive solar activity behind the Northern Lights that can cause massive power blackouts has been developed to protect Scottish consumers.’
    • ‘The Northern Lights, an astoundingly red waxing moon, terrifying lightning bolts, and ominous clouds all found their way, with varying degrees of specificity, into many works.’
    • ‘I have discovered that those mountains are the only ones that show the Northern Lights at its brightest, constantly throughout the year.’
    • ‘In the midst of this gloom, she permitted herself one darkly humorous chuckle: ‘This is going to be a display to rival the Northern Lights.’’
    • ‘The Northern Lights are visible over Ireland tonight, and well worth a look if you are in a nice dark, clear (most of the country tonight) spot, as it's not something we get to see very often, and they're a treat!’
    • ‘Reykjavik, the island's capital, promises super cool in more ways than one with one of the hottest club scenes around, dramatic volcanic landscapes covered in snow and the possibility of seeing the mystical Northern Lights.’
    • ‘Then there's snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, watching the Northern Lights, dog sledding, camping, hunting and hang gliding.’
    • ‘There's only a couple of things I'd like to do before I die, and only one of them - see the Northern Lights - is a serious task that I fully intend to undertake one day.’
    • ‘I didn't think anyone would see the Northern Lights in Los Angeles, especially in the middle of the day.’
    • ‘Despite his fascination with them, he is avoiding personally witnessing the Northern Lights because he feels it will dispel the wonder and admiration he has for them, and might rob him of his inspiration.’
    • ‘Within fifteen seconds Laymar have me completely absorbed in an instrumental track so evocative that pictures start forming in my head of floating pan-shots across distant icecaps and Northern Lights.’
    • ‘She has blitzed around Europe with friends, taken safari tours in Africa, explored Egypt and Morocco, and even made it to Alaska to see the Northern Lights.’
    • ‘I guess I should be encouraged that I ever saw them at all - kind of like viewing the Northern Lights or some other ephemera that most people never see.’
    • ‘As well as the Lourdes trip, Omega Holidays also has a night flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to see the Northern Lights and a two-day break to Southern Turkey to view the Solar Eclipse.’