shimmering lights movement on a sky that caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released by the solar wind from the sun and gaseous particles in the earth 's magnetic field and atmosphere. You can see the lights above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern. "Aurora borealis" or "Northern Lights" occur around the northern magnetic pole. On the other hand, auroras that occur around the southern magnetic pole are called "Aurora australis" or "Southern Lights." "Aurora,"
the skies forever. The northern lights were the breath of these soldiers as they resumed their fight in the sky. The Scots saw the lights as ¡§Merry Dancers¡¨, while the Swedes thought the lights performed folk dances and polkas. The power of the auroras is said to be fruitful for the earth, they draw animals to certain areas so that they are plentiful for hunters. The Scandinavian people would say the lights are sunshine reflecting off of the herring in the northern sea. A welcome omen for
Rome set December 25th as Christ's birth date. Some authorities claim that the choice of December 25th was made because it coincided with Chanukah, Mithraic's feast of the sun god, and the people of northern Europe's winter solstice feast. The winter solstice is the time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when the noon sun appears to be farthest south. (All About American Holidays, 1962 Encyclopedia Encarta, 1998)The Saturnalia was celebrated for seven days, during the period of time when the winter
The elemental threads woven into the tapestry of traditions we call the Winter Solstice are light, hope, and charity. In the midst of the winter darkness, we beseech the light to return to us with its warmth and fertility, we maintain hope for a healthy and prosperous life, and we share with others, those blessings that we have so graciously been given through kind and thoughtful acts of charity. Dancing through five thousand years of human history, these themes enfold this season in a rich, layered
slave owners were very upset about losing the war and the United States awarding the slaves freedom, which caused a spike in the violence exercised by whites in the south. The conditions in the south caused many blacks to migrate from the south to northern cities where treatment of the African American race was better and there were more job opportunities. One of the major cities blacks moved to was Harlem, New York. Blacks many of whom were glad to get away from the violence and poor treatment by
Biography of Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night (1889) Vincent Van Gogh an extraordinary artist was born in Holland, March 30, 1853 and died at a young age of 37 years old on July 29, 1890. He received his education in boarding school, then went to middle school without completing. Gogh did not further his education after dropping out. He showed no talent in art in his early childhood. However, his relative took him under his wing to work as an assistant. He was trained as an apprentice at his job.
not submit willingly to their fate. Many escaped and formed independent colonies called quilombos. After Brazil gained independence, a movement to end slavery slowly grew. Slavery was abolished in 1888. Brazil was the last country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Brazil was declared independent of Portugal in 1822 and became republic in 1889. Since then the country has been run by democratic governments and by military governments. Brazil today is a democratic republic with a president