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The Aurora Borealis Explained

Rezwan Razani - September 03, 2013

This animation explains the Aurora Borealis.  In so doing, it explains how fusion works, how solar flares and sun spots are formed, and what the magnetosphere does.

Thanks to @Explore-Blog for this post on a Smithsonian GIF which led us to @BrainPicker‘s post on How the Aurora Borealis Works - animated by Per Byhring, written by Arnfinn Christensen for Forsking.no 

The Aurora Borealis is added value to our twinkling star. 

Aurora Cam

You can watch the aurora borealis live from the comfort of your nomad screen.  Here’s a sample.


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