You Can Now Live Stream the Northern Lights from the Comfort of Your Couch

As we try to navigate our new normal during this period of social distancing, many of us are trying to find ways to keep ourselves busy and entertained. Lucky for us, companies across the world are helping us "travel" to a variety of locations without actually having to physically leave our homes.

And now, thanks to a live stream from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba, Canada, we have access to one of the most incredible sights of all time: the Northern Lights. Those wishing to view the lights can access the live stream on

According to the website, although the northern lights occur year-round, the best seasons to see the lights are late winter and early spring (aka, right now). Viewers who tune in (best during the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. EDT) can see the famous dancing and waving emerald lights absolutely free. 

Since the beginning of this social distancing period, organizations across the globe have been offering live streams of their exhibits and services, including museumsaquariums and zoos. And while big movie theaters are closing temporarily, due to the coronavirus, major film companies are offering their films to the public from the comfort of their own home earlier than expected. 

All we have to say is, thank you, technology.