Dancing lights of aurora appear 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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  • Jim Reply

    A truly wonderful photograph. The aurora seen through the clouds is almost three dimentional. Excellent composition and exposure. Congratulations.

    November 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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