According to ancient folklore, the northern Lights were born from the rubbing of a fox's tail as he ran across Lapland's mountains. In so doing, he forced sparks to go into the sky—at least that is the legend.
The reality is a little different. The Northern Lights are a light phenomena that can be observed both in the northern and southern polar regions. They occur when the sky is somewhat somber or even when it is clear in the autumn and in the winter. The Northern Lights occur when there is an interaction between solar particles within the highest levels of our atmosphere.
The best time to observe the Northern Lights is between 9 in the evening and 1 in the morning, but that depends on the season. You can observe this phenomenon from September through the beginning of April.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) predicts that there will be intense solar activity for the next few years, almost guaranteeing you a look-see during evenings with the Northern Lights in front of you.