1) Aurora Borealis (Northern lights)
What it is: An aurora is a natural light display in the sky, especially in the high latitude regions, caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles with the high altitude atmosphere.
What I find intriguing: My fascination with aurora’s date back to when I first watched a magical Disney movie called ‘Brother Bear’ where I was first introduced to the concept of lights floating in the air and looking absolutely magical. For anyone that has watched the movie, you know what I’m talking about, and for the people that haven’t- you must go see it. It portrayed the lights as an almost mystical force in which the spirits of the people died and returned as those of the animals that represented them best. Now, for a 7 year old, all that was pretty exciting. It still is, actually.
Except then, I was interested in its spiritual powers, and now I’m amazed by its sheer beauty. I hope to see them myself one day.
And that is the reason, it is number one on my fairly large and diverse list of things that intrigue me.