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Livestream the northern lights during social distancing

Curtains of aurora during an active storm on February 18, 2018 from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, in the early evening in the last of the twilight This night the aurora was brightest early in the evening The Big Dipper is at left This is a single frame from a 725-frame time-lapse with the Nikon D750 at ISO 3200 and Sigma 14mm Art lens at f/18 Exposures were 2 seconds. (Photo by: VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — While you are practicing social distancing at home, you can still see one of nature’s most beautiful phenomena in real time from the comfort and safety of your couch! has a camera located at the Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba, Canada. This streaming camera is located in the aurora oval. According to, this is one of the best places on earth to watch the aurora borealis.

The best time to observe the northern lights is right now: between late winter and early spring and the best daily observations times are at the darkest hours, usually after 10 p.m. EDT.

You can catch the livestream from here.

What are the northern lights?

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The northern lights’ real name is aurora borealis. This spectacular array of color happens year-round, mainly in the extreme northern and southern latitudes of Earth. The “lights” are a result of ejections from the Sun, sometimes referred to as “Solar Wind.” This contains solar-charged particles through space. After a 2-3 day travel time, this energy interacts with Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, creating the beautiful colors across the sky.