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Miss The Recent Northern Lights Display? Next One Might Not Be Far Off


The recent showcase of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights deep into the South are a sign of things to come in the next few months.

The aurora forms 60 to 400 miles above Earth’s surface when a solar flare on the sun erupts and sends out high energy particles that collide with electrons when they approach the outer part of Earth’s atmosphere. The energy of the electrons interact with various gases in our atmosphere, including oxygen and nitrogen to give off light in different colors that we call the northern lights.

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