Aurora the Northern Lights: 10 Brief Facts About Auroras

1. Auroras are natural light displays that occur in the polar regions.

2. They are created by the interaction between charged particles from the sun and the Earth's magnetic field.

3. The colors of auroras depend on the type of gas particles that are being excited.

4. Auroras are most commonly seen in high-latitude regions.

5. They can occur year-round, but are more visible during periods of high solar activity.

6. The aurora borealis is named after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek name for the north wind.

7. The aurora australis can be seen from the southern hemisphere.

8. Auroras have been observed and documented for centuries.

9. They are a beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

10. Auroras continue to fascinate scientists and observers alike.