Sunday, 19 February 2012

We were wondering about the Northern Lights!

During our evaluations on Friday were were also wondering about the Northern Lights.  Josh came to school and wanted to find out about them.  Here are a few links for you to investigate for yourselves...

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Aurora Australis ("Southern Lights"), just like the Aurora Borealis ("Northern Lights"), is caused by charged particles from the sun becoming trapped and accelerated in the Earth's magnetic field, which creates the ethereal glow of the auroras.

Photo taken on 1 June 2008 at the South Pole.

Credit: photograph by: Keith Vanderlinde, National Science Foundation / U.S. Antarctic Program [source].

National Geographic - Solar Storms - new images
Northern or Southern Lights?
What causes them?

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