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View Full Version : Watch the Northern Lights Dance and Shimmer in “Silent Storms”



Fraser
2014-Jun-09, 11:30 PM
Aurorae were once believed to be warring clans of spirit soldiers, the skyward ghosts*of virgin women, or*the glow of fires burning inside*celestial caves. Today*we know they’re caused by ions in*the*atmosphere getting zapped by charged solar particles caught up in Earth’s magnetic field. But the knowledge of what creates aurorae doesn’t make their shimmering dance any […]

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