Aurora Borealis

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  • The Aurora Borealis

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    The Aurora Borealis is made when storms on the the sun form solar winds, or large streams of charged particles streaming toward the earth.These streams could have upward of ten million megawatts of electrical power. That is enough power to light up Los Angeles. It generally takes about three days for these streams of particles to reach the earth's upper atmosphere, or ionosphere. When these charged particles hit the earth's atmosphere, they excite the atoms contained in the atmosphere. These excited

  • Aurora Borealis Essay

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    beautiful aurora. I am not talking about the Roman Goddess of dawn, although she might help with lighting up the night sky where Aurora Borealis, or Aurora Australis shine (Eos). Aurora Borealis in Latin means “red dawn of the north,” (Fast & Thomas). Internationally known as the Northern Lights. With a fascinating history, incredible views, and interesting comments, the Northern Lights have more scientific answers about its existence. In is unknown who was the first come up with the name Aurora Borealis

  • The Life Of Aurora Borealis

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    Underworld with Hades for seven months. The capture took place three years ago. Zeus, in agony of her sorrow, created Aurora Borealis with Demeter. Aurora Borealis had blue eyes, blond hair and small. She was always happy and harmless like a hare. Demeter was overjoyed to raise another child to care and love for all the time. The Goddess of the Harvest promised to never let Aurora out of her sight. Demeter was so joyful after Aurora’s birth that the Goddess wasn’t disappointed when Persephone left

  • The Folklore and Science of Aurora Borealis

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    The Folklore and Science of Aurora Borealis Imagine a cold October night, you walk out to your car and something catches your eye. You step further into the street be it busy or not, and you begin to turn in 360 circles. For what your eyes behold is far from anything you have ever seen. A circle of green and blue swirl through the night sky, I could best describe this as two ballroom dancers doing a "Waltz" through the night sky. They flow, they glide so gracefully that they capture

  • Aurora Auradis: The Natural Differences Of Aurora Borealis

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    in that picture. However, it is a natural phenomenon that happened in the earth 's atmosphere. Galileo Galilei named this phenomenon as "Aurora Borealis." I have three areas of information about auroras to advise you: what aurora borealis is, where the aurora borealis typically seen is, and comparison and contrast this information with Witch Child. The auroras are the colorful shimmering lights movement on a sky that caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released by the solar

  • The Realism Of Symbolism In The Aurora Borealis

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    into dancing star rods of glimmering green light that skip across the darkness of the atmosphere. Of course, some are already aware that these are the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. However, many people see these as a much more complex reasoning instead of the simplistic explanation for why these lights exist. The Aurora Borealis, a spectacular light show created by the interaction of earth and space, stand as a sign of symbolism to others. Back when one did not know the scientific explanation

  • Scientific Background of the Auroras

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    These magnificent light shows are known as the Aurora Borealis and Northern Lights in the north and Aurora Australis and Southern Lights in the south. The Aurora Borealis can be seen in areas near magnetic poles located in the North Pole such as Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia. Meanwhile the Aurora Australis can be mainly seen in areas near the South Pole like in Antarctica and can only merely be glimpsed at in Tasmania and New Zealand. The Borealis and Australis actually mirror each other, so

  • The Dancing Lights in the Northern Hemisphere

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    The Dancing Lights Auroras have been emitting in our, and other planets’ skies as long as the Solar System has been in motion. In 1619 A.D., Galileo Galilei coined the term "aurora borealis" after Aurora, the Roman goddess of morning. He had the misconception that the auroras he saw were due to sunlight reflecting from the atmosphere. (Angelopoulos, 2008). In 1741, Hiorter and Celsius noted that the polar aurora is accompanied by a disturbance of the magnetic needle. In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted

  • Subarctic phenomena

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    phenomena Aurora Borealis The aurora has long fascinated people in northern latitudes. The aurora was subject to much mythology amongst Northern cultures. The first attempts to research the scientific origin of the aurora took place in the 18th century, when it was concluded that the aurora is related to magnetism. The aurora occurs in the high latitude regions of the arctic and antarctic. The auroras of the north and south are related and named aurora borealis and aurora australis. The aurora is

  • The Fascinating Aurora Lights

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    The astronomy picture of the day I chose to write this paper on was posted on March 24, 2014. The picture is of Orion and Aurora over Iceland. I was drawn to this image because my first glimpse of this fascination occurred while viewing a video of this image in my 12th grade physics class. I thought the video was cool and the colors of the aurora was an amazing sight. At the time I didn’t have to research the anything about the video but I was intrigued about it. The image is credited to Thorvardur