A green display of aurora appears in the sky of Yellowknife, northern Canada. Aurora is produced by the collision of charged particles from Earth’s magnetosphere, mostly electrons but also protons and heavier particles, with atoms and molecules of Earth’s atmosphere (at altitudes above 80 km). The particles originate from the Sun and reach the Earth in the stream of solar wind.



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  • giorgia Reply

    extraordinary, fantastic dancing lights.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

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