The northern lights dominate the sky above Yellowknife in northern Canada. Aurora, which is mostly seen from polar latitudes, is also known as the northern or southern lights. It 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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  • clam158606 Reply

    triple wow!!! – great shot!

    March 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm
  • nelita Reply

    It is fantastic.
    How can a human being, does so wonderful things like these.
    I feel as a divine and great imagination with the Lord.

    April 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm
  • Krishnamurthy Srinivasan Reply

    It appears like a celestial presentation

    June 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm
  • Joan Reply

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 9, 2011 at 1:36 am
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    July 29, 2011 at 3:43 am

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