Aurora borealis

Aurora borealis

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This image is part of the feature British Columbia Landscapes

Credit: DAVID NUNUK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Aurora borealis or northern lights display over Boya Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Aurorae 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, boya lake, british columbia, canada, canadian, daylight, earth science, earth's atmosphere, effects, electromagnetic effect, horizontal, island, light, nature, northern lights, sciences, solar activity, sun, water, wind

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