The northern lights are special lights! They are lights that show up in the sky at night. But they don’t look like yellow or white dots, like stars. Instead, they look purple, green, blue, or red. Sometimes, the northern lights have all of these colors. The lights look like they are moving in the sky.
The best place to see these lights is far, far north. One place you can see them is in Alaska. The best time to see the lights are late at night or early in the morning. They often show up in the winter and spring. Some people travel to places far north just to see these lights!
The northern lights look different every time they happen. They always make different patterns and colors in the sky.