aurora australis

by olivia and shanaye

Southern Lights

Southern Lights, also known as the Aurora Australis can be found in the skies of Antarctica and are absolutely undescribable .

What are they ?

They are collisions between the electrical charged particles and Earths magnetic field ionize oxygen and nitrogen atoms , releasing light.

How are they formed?

The Aurora Australis is caused by plasma particles from the sun (Part of the solar wind) which enter the atmosphere.

What Do They Look Like

Blue and purplish-red light comes from ironised nitrogen molecules , green from oxygen molecules.