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When the Arctic sky is dark, you can often see the most famous phenomenon in the Northern Hemisphere, the aurora borealis, or northern lights. On some nights the entire sky is a brilliant green, a glowing, shimmering or flickering band of bright light. On other evenings, arcs of violet, or rippling curtains of green, yellow, blue, or even red light are draped across the night sky. The northern lights are named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, and borealis, the Latin word for "north". To learn more about the northern lights, browse the topics below.
 
When the Arctic sky is dark, you can often see the most famous phenomenon in the Northern Hemisphere, the aurora borealis, or northern lights. On some nights the entire sky is a brilliant green, a glowing, shimmering or flickering band of bright light. On other evenings, arcs of violet, or rippling curtains of green, yellow, blue, or even red light are draped across the night sky. The northern lights are named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, and borealis, the Latin word for "north". To learn more about the northern lights, browse the topics below.
  
*[[Polar_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/Cause | Cause]]
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*[[Arctic_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/Cause | Cause]]
*[[Polar_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/Historical_Observations | Historical Observations]]
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*[[Arctic_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/Historical_Observations | Historical Observations]]
*[[Polar_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/Sounds | Sounds]]
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*[[Arctic_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/Sounds | Sounds]]
*[[Polar_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/When_And_Where_Auroras_Occur | When and Where Auroras Occur]]
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*[[Arctic_Environments/Sky_Features/Aurora_Borealis/When_And_Where_Auroras_Occur | When and Where Auroras Occur]]

Revision as of 19:29, 28 October 2019

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Some say that the Northern Lights are the glare of the Arctic ice and snow;

And some that it's electricity, and nobody seems to know.

But I'll tell you now---and if I lie, may my lips be stricken dumb---

It's a mine, a mine of the precious stuff that men call radium.

It's a million dollars a pound, they say, and there's tons and tons in sight.

You can see it gleam in a golden stream in the solitudes of night.

~Robert Service

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When the Arctic sky is dark, you can often see the most famous phenomenon in the Northern Hemisphere, the aurora borealis, or northern lights. On some nights the entire sky is a brilliant green, a glowing, shimmering or flickering band of bright light. On other evenings, arcs of violet, or rippling curtains of green, yellow, blue, or even red light are draped across the night sky. The northern lights are named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, and borealis, the Latin word for "north". To learn more about the northern lights, browse the topics below.