Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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Credit: CHRIS MADELEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis. Fish-eye lens view of an aurora borealis or northern lights display over a road. 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, fish-eye lens, highway, nature, night sky, northern lights, road, sciences, silhouetted, snow, solar activity, trees, united states, usa

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