Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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Credit: PEKKA PARVIAINEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis. Fish-eye lens view of an aurora borealis or northern lights display. These moving patterns of light are caused by energetic charged particles from the Sun colliding with gas molecules in the upper atmosphere near the poles.

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Keywords: atmosphere, atmospheric phenomenon, aurora borealis, aurorae, earth science, earth's atmosphere, effects, electromagnetic effect, fish-eye lens, nature, night sky, northern lights, sciences, solar activity

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