Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

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Caption: Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Caused by high-speed particles ejected from the Sun, they are most commonly observed during periods of maximum sunspots. From The Beauty of the Heavens by Charles F Blount (London, 1845). Coloured lithograph.

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