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How does the aurora borealis work?


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The aurora borealis form when charged particles emitted from the sun during a solar flare penetrate the earth's magnetic shield and collide with atoms and molecules in our atmosphere. These collisions result in countless little bursts of multi-colored light which make up the aurora.

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