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Physical phenomena

An aurora, sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights or southern lights, is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions.


  • Occurrence of terrestrial auroras 

  • Causes of auroras 

  • Interaction of the solar wind with Earth 

  • Auroral particle acceleration 

  • Auroral events of historical significance 

  • Historical theories, superstition and mythology 

  • Non-terrestrial auroras