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Describe the cause and occurrence of the aurora borealis. Explain why this pheno

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Describe the cause and occurrence of the aurora borealis. Explain why this phenomenon is confined to the high northern latitudes and what influences the color of the aurora.

Mar 9th, 2015

the sun is 93 million miles away. But its effects extend far beyond its visible surface. Great storms on the sun send gusts of charged solar particles hurtling across space. If Earth is in the path of the particle stream, our planet’s magnetic field and atmosphere react.

When the charged particles from the sun strike atoms and molecules in Earth’s atmosphere, they excite those atoms, causing them to light up.


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