In every country in the world, the quarantine is obligatory. Because of it, social distancing is recommended by the governments and local authorities. According to them, isolating ourselves is the best way to cope with the coronavirus.
While people are quarantining at their homes, nature is still doing its job. One of the positive things, among all others, of staying at home is that we can also see one of the most significant and most stunning atmospheric phenomena, the northern lights.
You are probably asking yourself how that can be possible.
Well, the Explore.org and Polar Bears International are live-streaming this exciting event. The camera that transmits the live stream is placed at the Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba, Canada. The camera has a fantastic position, right under the aurora oval, so we can see a fabulous view of the emerald green curtains of lights that are moving and dancing in the northern sky. According to the experts, the northern lights occur year-round, but as the explore.org declared, during the late winter, and early spring, they are extraordinary.
So, once that is provided, we can see the live stream, and we will see a perfect green sky. To watch this event, you need to tune in at the darkest hours of the night, to be precise from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. EDT.
If you want to take a look carefully before you tune in to the live stream, you can see the video library here. It is led by rangers and continues through fjords, volcanoes, caverns, and coral reefs. We can decently welcome the spring by a virtual journey through five amazing gardens all around the world.
If you want to get fresh air, national parks are still opened, but be careful and respect the recommendations of the World Health Organization. You need to be protected by wearing mask, one-use medical gloves, and keep a two meters distance from the people, especially from those who are coughing or sneezing.
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