Northern Light Display Illuminates Sky Over Arctic Circle

The northern lights seen dancing in the sky over the Arctic Circle for several hours.

The auroras could be seen lighting up the skies above the northern Finnish city of Rovaniemi just before midnight.

The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, are a result of electrically charged particles from the sun entering the earth's atmosphere.

The phenomenon is known as aurora borealis, or the northern lights, in the northern hemisphere and as aurora australis, or the southern lights, in the southern hemisphere.