As all the airports and travel have ceased in and out of most countries, you may find yourself getting ‘four-wall syndrome’, especially if you live somewhere with limited availability to go outside.
So thankfully, there’s actually a live stream that’ll take you straight to see the Northern Lights… from the comfort of your own home.
Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba is broadcasting the Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, and it was positioned directly under the aurora oval in February 2012 and has been streaming ever since.
Now obviously, the Northern Lights are dictated by nature and not by when we want to watch them, so you may find yourself unable to see them on the stream, but if you head over to this website you’ll get up-to-date information about when the aurora borealis is most visible.
Failing that, if the lights aren’t exactly shining brightly for you, there’s a range of other streams currently going on to keep you from boredom during this isolation period.
San Diego Zoo has decided to upload live streams of some of their most-loved animals in real time.
Looking at animals can help reduce stress and anxiety, so if you feel that everything going on in the world at the moment is a little bit too heavy, this is definitely a stream you’re going to want to watch. Immerse yourself with the tigers, baboons, polar bears and giraffes (plus many other animals).
The live cameras can be found streaming 24/7 on their website, and as well as live cameras there are also archived footage of previous animals – such as pandas and more.
If you’re looking for more ways to keep yourself busy during this lockdown period, there are many different live streams that offer a range of fun activities – one in particular includes a company who specialise in pub quizzes to their Twitch account every night.
Pub quiz empire Gooses Quizzes were part of those forced to cancel their events due to the current pandemic, but they’ve chosen to bring their popular quiz night’s online at 7PM GMT.
If you want to join in, head on over to their official Twitch channel, and make sure you’ve printed off their quiz sheet (which you can find on their official Facebook page). The quiz sheet changes each night, so make sure you’ve got the right one before you settle down to play!
Twitch also allows you to chat live within the stream, giving you the same sense of feeling you’d have if you were talking to loads of new people in the pub. Better yet, you might even find yourself making some new friends!
Although be warned, if you want to play along with the quiz completely, live streams have the tendency to include a lot of people who give away the answers – so if you’re committed to the quiz and don’t want your answers tampered with, maybe give that part a miss!
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