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Multimedia Box: Aurora Borealis

July 16, 2009 by · No comments

Nature’s fascinating artwork called Aurora Borealis or Australis (Northern or Southern Polar Lights), is created by solar activity. Charged particles (protons and electrons) get detached from Sun’s atmosphere and flow into space; that flow is called solar wind. Aurora is produced by the interaction of that wind with the magnetosphere (Earth’s magnetic field), which results in the coloration of atmospheric gasses.

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