Pilot maneuvered flight 360 degrees so that passengers could experience the beauty of Northern Lights
There are many natural wonders in the world that can easily make one’s jaw drop. And the magnificent phenomenon of the Northern Lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) definitely tops the list. The incredible sight is generally visible in countries that are closer to the poles, especially Norway. But not everyone gets the opportunity to experience the phenomenon in their lifetime.
That’s why when the pilot of an easyJet flight going from Reykjavik to Manchester saw the phenomenon taking place, he decided to give the passengers a glimpse of the bright and awe-inspiring lights by doing a 360 fly by.
“Big thanks to the @easyJet pilot of EZY1806 from Reykjavik to Manchester who did a 360 fly by mid flight to make sure all passengers could see the incredible Northern Lights,” read the caption of the post by a passenger named Adam Groves.
The post has garnered over 2.3 million views and tons of reactions. Twitter users couldn’t stop saying wow at the marvelous sight. Many wrote about how lucky the passengers were to experience something so beautiful.
Auroras display dynamic patterns of brilliant lights that appear as curtains, rays, spirals, or dynamic flickers covering the entire sky. Auroras are the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by the solar wind. The phenomenon can also be seen in the southern hemisphere and is known as Aurora Australis.