Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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Credit: CHRIS MADELEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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

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

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