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                                        The Northern Lights

These Lights occur when proton and electrons from the Sun interact with the Earth’s magnetic field. These bright dancing lights are also called the Aurora Borealis, named after the Roman goddess of the dawn. It Auroras are centred on magnetic poles of the Earth. They have a visible almost circular region. These lights are always present but the best time to see them is winter season. They can produce a nose but very rarely.

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Fast Facts: –

  • These displays occur when electrically charged particles from solar surface interact with the earth’s magnetic field. These particles move in spirals.
  • Aurora displays are visible from space. Satellites can take pictures of these lights.
  • Other planets also have auroras. Voyager 1 and 2 brought the pictures of auroras on Saturn and Jupiter. Later, these displays were captured on Neptune and Uranus as well.
  • A few people take these lights as bad omen while other people see them as an impressive display.
  • These lights look like fire but you will not feel any heat. This is the reason they are called cold fire as well.
  • The colour of these lights which depends on the type of gas particle that is colliding can vary. The most common colour is pale green.
  • These displays can be seen in the Northern or Southern hemisphere.
  • Some places in Alaska, Norway, Sweden, Northern Canada and Finland offer a good view of the Northern Lights.



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