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Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis

What causes Aurora to be visible?

Answer

Wiki User
03/10/2009

1. Due to the burst of Solar flares, radioactive particles are produced
2. Hence, with the burst, the solar wind carries the particles away
3. Then When those particles reach near the earth's magnetosphere, they are deflected and send to the poles
4. Then those particles collide with the atoms of gases present on the atmosphere
5. Then corresponding to the particles collision with the atoms, their color are produced
6. By the quantum leaps of the atoms after coliding with the charged particles, the kinetic energy of atom is changed to visible light

Written by: Rohan Vaidya