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Can’t afford to go to Finland? Google Maps now lets you see the Northern Lights

Can’t afford to go to Finland? Google Maps now lets you see the Northern Lights

Google today added the Northern Lights to Google Maps. Can’t afford or don’t want to travel all the way to Finland? Don’t worry, you can now explore Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your own home: here.

The shots in question were captured on a Pitkäjärvi frozen lake in Finland. The above image doesn’t do the 360-dgree experience justice, so here’s an embed for your viewing pleasure:

The Northern Lights, as its name implies is a natural effect seen only in northern latitudes. The Aurora borealis name comes from the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Galileo in 1619.

More to follow.

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