General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
You light up my sky
The Latin name for the Northern Lights is Aurora Borealis. The Southern Lights are called:
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Both the Northern and Southern Lights are created when the solar wind — the stream of charged particles emitted by the Sun — interacts with the gases in Earth’s upper atmosphere. This produces electrical discharges, which cause the atoms of gas to give off light of various colors, predominantly green and pink. On June 3, 2003 a science officer on the International Space Station photographed the green bands of Aurora Australis from space.