The Aurora Borealis is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the Sun that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.

Auroras that occur in the northern hemisphere are called ‘Aurora Borealis’ or ‘northern lights’ and auroras that occur in the southern hempishere are called ‘Aurora Australis’ or ‘southern lights’.

The Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere.

This video explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called ‘Aurora Borealis’, on our planet.


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