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What causes auroras on the moon?

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โˆ™ 2010-05-03 08:48:14

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The moon has no atmosphere, so it has no auroras.

Auroras need oxygen and nitrogen atoms to emit light when they are ionized when struck by solar wind particles.

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What causes auroras on Earth?

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Why dont you see auroras on the moon?

The moon has an extremely weak electromagnetic field, so solar wind does not get caught in it like it does in Earth's. Even if the moon did have a substantial electromagnetic field, it has no atmosphere for the solar wind to react with to produce auroras.


What out-of-this-world event causes auroras to appear on earth?

Solar winds are the out-of-this-world event that cause auroras to appear on earth. Auroras can happen near both the north and the south poles.


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Solar wind causes auroras because atoms go through water droplets in clouds. They act as prisms (the raindrops) and this causes the billowing, beautiful Aurora Borealis.


Why don't we see auroras on the moon?

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How do auroras appear in the night sky?

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