Northern lights or aurora borealis are luminous displays of various forms and colors viewed in the night sky. The northern lights display both in the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere. Each are known to be spotted when the area is centered around the geomagnetic pole of it's own hemisphere. The northern lights is said to take place with greatest of frequency along a line extending through Norway, across central Hudson Bay and Alaska. We are lucky enough because it is often visible in Canada too like in Yellowknife. Aurora borealis appears in all sorts of colors like red, yellow, green, blue, violet and are usually brightest in their northern latitude. The northern lights can be seen in many ways. For example, patches of light, banks, and arcs. The cause of aurora borealis is high speed electrons and protons from the sun which are trapped in the Van Allen radiation belt high above earth and then channeled toward the polar regions. (Aurora borealis. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, Q2 2016).
The reason why The Northern lights should be included in Canad's 150th celebration is because we are privileged to spot them from our country. The Northern lights are unique feature which don't get to enjoyed in each part of the world. The reason why I love this future so much is, they intrigue such an interest in me that I had to research. When I did I saw pictures of them and they are beautiful. I hope one day I could head over to Yellowknife to experience the northern lights for myself.