The science behind the northern lights (aurora borealis) The science behind the northern lights (aurora borealis)We all know the Aurora Borealis are a spectacular display happening above, but do you really know what causes it? What is the Aurora Borealis when we watch that dazzling display telling us a story Dan on the sun, travels all the way to Earth, had a series of interactions in the magnetic field and led to this beautiful display, overhead and colliding with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. Those particles travel 150 million kilometers from the Sun to reach Earth that I can take from to 240. That flow of particles is called the solar wind cuz when they reach the magnetic field, are deflected away into space with some become trapped in a magnetic field. What’S going on is this: is this little spark that occurs this release of energy, that we see in the form of life, and so now? Imagine that billions of these tiny little Sparks going on at the sequence of light is little flashes of life or what we see in call Aurora. So, if you’re living in Northern Canada or Northern Scandinavia, Northern Russia around north magnetic pole – and you look up what you’re seeing is this waterfall of particles that are following a magnetic field line into Earth’s upper atmosphere? So why are they different? Color is made up of nitrogen oxygen, and other known, as are the colors of the Aurora, depends on the gas molecules.. The particles are mixing with so green. The most common color of Aurora is a charged particle. Mixing with oxygen blue is when they mixed with nitrogen. Literally along the lower really intense, very vibrant purple, color, that’s an indication of that: a particles interacting with nitrogen astronomer, Galileo, actually, Roman goddess of morning. He mistakenly thought that the auroras were due to sunlight, reflecting from the atmosphere according to NASA, though indigenous Northerners have oral Traditions about the lights that go back Generations. How high up are the auroras Aurora are between 100 and 500 km above the surface of the Earth. How high is that the International Space Station orbits the earth at about 400 kilometers above the astronauts on the but still cool to, because the side view of an aurora can give you an unbelievable show that it shows you that the house, Homeland Aurora, can be the Mystery around there, or though scientists are always looking at New Missions to better understand the relationship between the Sun and the Earth and forecasting Aurora’s and space-weather modern day technology, like cell phones, also depend on that. Researches and satellites can be affected by the solar. So why are Aurora more visible in the north, almost auroras occur in a band called The auroral Oval. That’S a huge ring of Aurora above the Earth North and South magnetic poles, the Northern Lights. We see or just a small section of Your World Google places like Alaska, Greenland, Scandinavia and Northern Canada are the perfect Zone because they’re close to the auroral oval and you’re at high latitudes anywhere on the planet, chances are every single night. There is a rural activity. Overhead, when there is space-weather it can push your roll over like an elastic band further. So that’s when people right across Canada and even the United States and see the aurora and, let’s not forget the Southern Lights. People living near the South Pole can see the aurora borealis is cousin thrillist. That’S really truly a scientific wonder and there’s a lot that we still don’t know about when it comes to some of the most experienced trying to say that for every question that answers there are 10 more send me the answer. It’S a beautiful way to watch the Sun and the Earth and their magnetic connection, and it tells of beautiful scientific story. The northern lights are a spectacular light display that appears over countries including Canada and Russia. Here’s what causes the scientific phenomenon that’s also known as the aurora borealis.
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