Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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Credit: CHRIS MADELEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis. Fish-eye lens view of a figure (far right) watching an aurora borealis or northern lights display over silhouetted trees. Aurorae are caused by energetic charged particles from the Sun colliding with gas molecules in the upper atmosphere near the poles. Photographed near Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.

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Keywords: alaska, american, atmosphere, atmospheric phenomenon, aurora borealis, aurorae, earth science, earth's atmosphere, effects, electromagnetic effect, fairbanks, fish-eye lens, nature, night sky, northern lights, observer, observing, sciences, silhouetted, snow, solar activity, trees, united states, usa, watching

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