(Credit: YouTube/Best Airplane Seat)
The dream of many is to see the famous aurora borealis with the naked eye, which usually appears in the sky of the northern polar part of the planet. It is impressive that two airline pilots had the honor of watching the astronomical event up close, during a journey that covered more than 9,000 kilometers between the starting point and the destination.
Pilots spot the northern lights during flight
The record was achieved by pilots from TAP Air Portugal, which means “Portuguese Transportes Aéreos”, during a flight that departed from the city of San Francisco in the United States, towards the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The surprising moment was shared on YouTube, on the channel “Best Airplane Seat”, which in Portuguese means “best seat on the plane.”
In the pictures we can see the plane ascending. From the beginning, references were made to the Andromeda Galaxy and then to Jupiter. Finally, green colors take over the sky and we meet the majestic Nordic author. “When you have the best seat on the plane and the best view during the flight.”This is what is written in the caption of the video published on TAP’s social networks.
What are the northern lights?
Out of curiosity, the aurora borealis is a phenomenon called by the astronomer and physicist Galileo GalileeIt occurs as a result of solar energy particles colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere, driven by the Earth’s magnetic field. It is common to see this phenomenon in countries such as Iceland and Canada, or regions such as Siberia in Russia, and Alaska in the United States.
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