Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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Credit: CHRIS MADELEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis or northern lights display over silhouetted trees. This curtain of light is 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, curtains, earth science, earth's atmosphere, effects, electromagnetic effect, fairbanks, motion action, move movement moving, nature, night sky, northern lights, sciences, silhouetted, snow, solar activity, trees, united states, usa

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