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Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis

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The Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Australis, sometimes called The Northern and Southern Lights, are natural light displays in the sky, usually observed at night, particularly in the polar regions. Auroras are most visible closer to the Poles due to the longer periods of darkness and the magnetic field.
Northern LightsThere is no difinitive brightness to the aurora. The total brightness is in many millions of watts in terms of light produced but in local terms the brightness depends on the following factors:1, The 11 year solar cycle varies the volume of charged particles emitted by the sun. In oth…
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Answer In the upper atmosphere usually in latitudes above 50 degrees.
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VIKINGS referred to them as reflections from dead maidens. SCOTS called the Northern Lights "Heavenly Dancers" or "Merry Dancers." "Merry Dancers" were supernatural beings warring in the heavens, and the battle is for the favour of a beautiful woman. NATIVE AMERICANS perceived the northern lights …
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The aurora is a glow observed in the night sky, usually in the polar zone. For this reason some scientists call it a "polar aurora" (or "aurora polaris"). In northern latitudes, it is known as "aurora borealis" which is Latin for "northern dawn" since in Europe especially, it often appears as a redd…
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Some believed it's from the sunlight in the sun but it is technically proven it is the gases in the earth's atmosphere...I think....
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Aurora Borealis The Aurora Borealis is a display of colored lights in the sky, also called northern lights, caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. A similar display, called the Aurora Australis, occurs in the atmosphere above the South P…
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The liquid iron core present at the interior of our earth has created a magnetic field around it.Till then which has been subjected to massive bombardment with high energy solar radiation & other form of harmful cosmic rays. All these high energy charged particles are get trapped in van Allen ra…
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The aurora may be "beyond the curvature" of the earth. Additionally, they can be subtle. When lacking extreme brightness, they could be "unseeable" or missed or lost in "light pollution" to a viewer at moderate latitude. Certainly when a large magnetic storm is in progress, viewing latitude is more …
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No, the Northern Lights, or to give it it's proper name the Aurora Borealis take place in the Ionosphere which is just above the Mesosphere.
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Northern lights is the name of a light phenomenon (aurora borealis) often seen in northern regions. The lights have been around since Earth formed an atmosphere, the dinosaurs saw it, early humans saw it and our descendants will see it. The scientific name for the phenomenon is "Aurora Borealis", a…
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The Aurora Borealis is made when storms on the the sun form solar winds, or large streams of charged particles streaming toward the earth.These streams could have upward of ten million megawatts of electrical power. That is enough power to light up Los Angeles. It generally takes about three days fo…
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Aurora Australis means "Southern Lights", the opposite to "Aurora Borealis" in the north. (Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn, (similar to the Greek goddess Eos) and Australis is the Latin word for South.)The Aurora Australis are lights up in the sky that you can only see from the Southern Hemisph…
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Auroras are caused by radiation from the sun, called solar wind, interacting with Earth's magnetic field. When magnetic storms occur on the Sun, electrically charged particles (ions) from the corona and solar flares are added to the solar wind produced by the corona. Solar charged particles from the…
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From between September & october I think ..
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The Sun's magnetic field produces charged particles and these charged particles are usually radiated out into space. Sometimes these charged particles may be caught in Earth's magnetic field and as they enter the upper atmosphere of Earth, they are in contact with other gases in the upper atmosphere…
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Northern Lights (or southern if in the southern hemisphere)Northern lights
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Aurora Borealis which is also known as "Northern Lights" because it is seen mainly and clearly in the Northern Hemisphere, is a band of light of red and green, seen in the sky at night or by sun set near the North Pole. The Aurora is caused when winds of electrically charged solar particles and fla…
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The northern lights are light you can see in the sky. They are created be solar storms. The storms hit the atmosphere and are forced to the poles. The storms mix with oxygen and tern into colours and that is what you see.
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The Aurora Australis are the "Southern Lights" They can be seen in the "low" latitudes of the southern hemisphere.
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Origin: From the Latin "Aurora" = the dawn and "Australis" = Southern. (Aurora was the Roman goddess of dawn, (similar to the Greek goddess Eos).) So Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) mean 'the dawn of the South'.
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See the Related Link for AuroraWatch, just subscribe and they will email you when Auroras are likely.
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Answer the northen lights are located at the north and south poleThe Northern Lights can be found near the polar regions up north like Northern Canada, Northern Europe, and Northern Asia.
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They are called the Aurora Australis. The interaction of the Solar wind with the Earth's magnetic field causes the phenomena. The field is usually strongest near the poles.
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Borealis is over the North Pole: Australis is over the South Pole.
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The sun creates a solar flare and it hits our atmosphere and creates it. I found it in my text book about astronomy
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The Aurora Australis in the southern hemisphere, (and Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere) are magnificent displays of coloured light. They result from collisions between electrically charged gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles from the sun that enter the atmosp…
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It depends on many factors, but mainly on how close you are to one of the Earth's magnetic poles (the north magnetic pole is in the eastern Canadian arctic) and where we are in the 11 year cycle of solar activity. At present we are just past solar minimum, so there's relatively little aurora activit…
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Where the northern lights are depends on the position on an oval on the top of the earth. This oval moves through the day and night due to magnetic sentres in the earth. Most northern light research is done in Norway, and this is probably the best place to see it. But it can also be spotted in place…
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About Three Hours
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One happens near the north pole, the other is near the south pole.
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Probably all of them. It is a spectacle to behold.
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From the ground, auroras dance high above clouds, frequently causing spectacular displays.
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ANSWER:Also called aurora australis, it can be seen from the southern parts of Australia & New Zealand and also from Antartica. It is more probable to see aurora australis from Tasmania, rather then any other state in Australia.
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People had many different beliefs about what the northern lights were. The Inuits told tales of dead souls playing walrus skull soccer in the sky. According to a Chinese myth, the lights were fighting dragons. Russians believed the lights were a sign of childbirth, while the Greeks believed them to …
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The Southern Lights (Aurora Austrialis) are a sky phenomena, multi-colored shimmering lights, associated with the acceleration of charged particles above the South Magnetic Pole. (see the related question)
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You see the Northern lights when the Sun gives off Solar Wind.
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Aurora- bands or curtains of colored lights produced by the Van Allen radiation belts that collide with particles in the upper atmosphere.
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They are formed by the Earth's Magnetic Field, the Magnetic Field is generated inside the core of the planet.
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The Northern lights have been around for...... a long time!
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The Aurora Borealis (North) and Aurora Australis (South) have roughly a 2500 mile radius limit from their magnetic poles, although the phenomenon occurs on the perimeter of a more elliptical shape (the auroral oval).This distance and the vivacity varies with the energy of the solar storm temporarily…
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Charged particles from the sun come to the magnetic poles of the earth and, high up in the ionosphere, they collide with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen. Oxygen gives off green light usually, or sometimes browny-red.Nitrogen gives off blue or red.If the collisions take place high up then oxygen gives o…
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what are the effects of tides The moon effects the tides making them either high or low tides.
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The Earth's spheres that produce Southern Lights is the Thermosphere. This layer of air is hot and thin. The Aurora Borealis also occurs in this layer.
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The Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) occur in the northern hemisphere around the Arctic circle. The Southern lights (Aurora Australis) occur in the southern hemisphere around the Antarctic circle. Depending on conditions, each may at times be visible well into the temperate zones. They are colore…
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The Northern Lights occur year round but are only visible when nights are dark. In the locations in which they are best seen, Alaska, Canada, Norway and Finland, they are usually seen from September through April when the nights are long and dark.
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The nearer you can get to the north or south magnetic pole, the more likely you are to see them, but they are never guaranteed. You can access forecasts on the internet.
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Aurora Borealis is the real name for the Northern Lights. It is a natural light display in the sky in high latitude regions.
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In the atmosphere Auroras usually occur in the ionosphere (the highest part of the atmosphere, between the thermosphere and the exosphere. The ionosphere gets its name because it is ionized by solar radiation.). We typically see auroras only in high-latitude areas above about 50 degrees (north or …
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The Aurora Australis are also known as the Southern Lights. They are the southern equivalent of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.
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Aurora borealis is caused by collisions between gaseous particles.
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the northern lights are ,i am pretty sure,located in the northern hemisphere in Alaska
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The aurora is caused by the interaction of high-energy particles (usually electrons) with neutral atoms in earth's upper atmosphere. This process is similar to the discharge in a neon lamp, or the fluorescence of a television screen. The strongest auroras are quite bright, comparable to moonlight. T…
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As soon as there were people to see them. They have been occurring for 4 1/2 billion years or so. The Vikings and our Scandinavian ancestors used to watch the northern lights. They believed that they could see warrior goddesses coming to Earth in them, to gather the souls of fallen heroes to take th…
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The earth has a magnetic core, so it has magnetic north and south poles. It also has an atmosphere made up of oxygen and nitrogen (among other things). Charged particles from the sun are attracted to the magnetic poles and they collide with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen. The collisions produce the li…
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The aurora borealis, usually called the northern lights are easiest to see if you are inside the arctic circle. So you would have to go to places such as northern Scandinavia or north Canada to see them. However if there is a strong solar storm they become visible further south. You can usually se…
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"Earth and sky.. are excellent school masters and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books"- John Lubbock
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Auroras are caused by Solar Winds colliding with charged particles in the upper atmosphere. Auroras also occur on other planets in our solar system. According to the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska: If a planet has an atmosphere and is bombarded by energetic particles, it will hav…
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The aurora borealis night-sky displays are also known as the northern lights, or the northern polar lights. (or the southern (polar) lights, depending on where you live) In the southern hemisphere this phenomenon is also known as the aurora australis.
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Sadly, No. Since there are too many lights on in California, it would be too difficult to see this wonderful moment. My dad wants to take me and my brother to Washington, but I told him no because I wanted to go to Alaska to see the famous Aurora Lights!!! Hope I answered your question! Contrary to …
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The Aurora Borealis. They are also called the "Heavenly Dancers".
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The sun is constantly releasing charged particles out into space (electrons, protons, etc). This is known as the Solar Wind. Occasionally, a solar flare or coronal mass ejection releases a significant quantity of these particles (millions or even billions of tons of them). When they impact the Ear…
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Deflecting magnetic forces are concentrated at the earth's magnetic poles where charged particles collide and interact with our atmosphere
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The Northern Lights
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Solar Radiation --answer-- Solar radiation - consisting mainly of electrons and protons and other particles - interacts wit the Earth's magnetic field, generally in the polar regions (north and south) where the field is strongest.
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The Aurora Borealis is in the northen hemisphere at the north pole. However the Aurora Australis is in the southern hemisphere at the south pole. That is the only difference in them; they are both formed in the same way. They are both polar lights. One is the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights a…
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Usually about 1 hour to 2 hours. A very faint Aurora lasts only a few minutes. Some auroras which are very strong, a.k.a. "aurora storms" last for days, fading away and returning.  It all depends on our sun's activity.
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Solar wind has a large effect on the earth.. It brings these clouds (cant remember name) down. which affects electricity very much. Due to the magnetic field of the clouds
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aurora borealis Aurora Borealis (pronounced: a-roar-uh boar-ray-lee)
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They look like colorful ripples accross the night sky. They include colors like blue, green, yellow, and all the shades and hughes in between.
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the aurora Borealis is caused by radiation and u.v rays shining through the carbon dioxide and atmosphere. This is the right answer
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"bright lights from the solar wind trapped in the earths magnetic feild", so in contrast they make a bright glow, hence the northern/southern lights!! The prominences and solar flares on the sun could disrupt our magnetic field and cause the north and south lights. They are beautiful.
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planet like venus which has no magnetic field, have very irregular aurora.. unlike Earth, Jupiter, or Saturn, which have an intrinsic magnetic dipole field, have aurora in the shape of oval shaped crowns of light on both hemispheres. When the magnetic field of a planet is not aligned with the rotati…
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Northern lights is the name of a light phenomenon often seen in the northern regions. The lights have been around since Earth formed an atmosphere -the dinosaurs saw it, early humans saw it and our descendants will se it. The scientific name for the phenomenon is "Aurora Borealis", aurora for short.…
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Aurora Australis
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There are many different shapes, but often great swirling streams of green and blue rather like seaweed moving. Other times it is a steady glow without much movement. The main colors are green, then blue, and more rarely red. Check the related question below.
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The Northern Lights occur in space, and are visible from many countries north of the Equator: the farther north, the higher your chances of seeing them.
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yes.. just check out some images from NASA
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The northern lights and typically seen between the months of March and September on a clear cloudless night.
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The phenomenon of aurora is an interaction between the Earth's magnetic field and solar wind. Storms on the Sun eject charges particles. These particles follow magnetic force lines to the earths polar regions. When the particles enter the upper atmosphere thes cause gasses there to glow. Auroras a…
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The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis is caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enters the earth's atmosphere. The type of gas particles that are colliding result in the variations in color.
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They occur in the Mesosphere.
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im not sure if this is compeltely accurate, but I believe that the best month to see the northern lights is December
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Auroras are light displays that occur mostlynear the poles when gases in Earth's atmosphereglow when hit by charged particles carried bysolar winds.
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Aurora is the Latin word for dawn, the goddess of dawn and the morning light in Roman mythology. Australis is the Latin word for South. Terra Australis means Southern Land.
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the Aurora Borealis is an side effect of a solar storm, it does not directly affect the earth. (I'm a astronomy student)
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Yes, it does
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it just does
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the fuccin magnetosphere
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The Auroras is collision that occurs during the Northern lights when active sun particles hit the earth's atmosphere. Auroras can be seen every year in the north and south pole hemisphere in an array of colors including pink, light green, yellow and blue.
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As the northern lights are a commonly occurring phenomena, it's likely the very first Inuit people were the discoverers of the Northern Lights. This could have been anywhere around the 8th-11th century. It got a lot of attention in the late 18th century when Benjamin Franklin hypothesised as to wha…
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it happens when sun's particles have a fusion with earth's particles close to earth, only seen in northern and southern poles because of no light pollution and those are also the magnitude poles
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Aurora australis, which is pretty much a translation of the same phrase into Greek.
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1. The lowest part of it is higher then a jet plane flies. 2. It is considered a natural light
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