How Auroras Work
Names for Auroras
~The different colors that appear when you see an aurora depend on the types of atoms and molecules in the aurora.
~The "brilliance" of an aurora relies on the amount of solar material reaching the Earth.
~September is known as "aurora season" because it is filled with the most auroras appearing in the sky.
~To see the most spectacular auroras position yourself near the magnetic poles.
~Solar outbursts usually create the biggest displays of auroras.
~The most common response people say after they see an aurora is they feel as if they could almost touch the lights.
~Spontaneous and multiple auroras that appear around the same time is known as an aurora storm.
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