Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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Credit: CHRIS MADELEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis or northern lights display over a log cabin. These patterns of light 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, log cabin, nature, night sky, northern lights, sciences, solar activity, united states, usa

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