The Aurora – A Different Kind of Light

Amazing Facts About The Aurora

  • At the South and North Magnetic Poles of Earth, you can see the sky light up, flash and shine – this is called the Aurora. In the North Pole, it’s known as the Aurora borealis or the “˜Northern Lights.’ In the South Pole, it’s called Aurora Australis or the “˜Southern Lights.’
  • The Aurora Borealis is named after a Roman goddess of the dawn -Aurora, and a Greek term for “˜wind of the north,’ Boreas. This term was coined by Galileo in 1619.
  • The Aurora Australis has features that are almost identical to the Aurora Borealis and is visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia.

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