22 May '11, 8pm

6 Breathtaking Images of Aurora Borealis

6 Breathtaking Images of Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis above Bear Lake near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang About Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Obviously if you're reading this post you're a little like me: You can never get enough pics of the Northern Lights. What is it about this phenomenon that makes it so attractive? Well, my guess is this is what you get when you mix the night sky, photography, green swirly things and magic science that only just pretends to make sense. Basically you wind up with loads of people staring at the sky wishing they could remember the science behind it and yet not able to look away because it looks so unbelievable. Stand back - I'm going to try science! Don't fret. The science isn't too hard to remember once you know it. Basically, solar wind is responsible for exciting atoms in the atmosphere. When the atoms are...

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