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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 (around the Arctic and Antarctic).
Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emit light of varying color and complexity. The form of the Aurora, occurring within bands around both polar regions, is also dependent on the amount of acceleration imparted to the precipitating particles.
7 Facts About the Northern Lights
Excited electrons and magnetic fields cause the spectacle
The ethereal glow comes from collisions between fast-moving electrons from the magnetosphere (the region of space controlled by Earth’s magnetic field) and oxygen and nitrogen molecules in our upper atmosphere. Electrons transfer some of their energy to these molecules when they collide.
They’re always there
Auroras occur mostly in high latitudes, near the poles, because electrons travel along magnetic field lines and the Earth’s magnetic field lines come out and go into the Earth near its poles. But you can see auroras far at the south. In some areas, such as Alaska or Greenland, they may be visible most nights of the year. The lights also occur during the day, but we can only see them with the naked eye after dark. In fact, according to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, there’s always an aurora somewhere on Earth.
The Auroras have been probed
In January 2015, NASA-funded scientists launched a rocket, the Auroral Spatial Structures Probe, into the northern lights from the Poker Flat Research Range about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. The probe carried seven instruments to study the electromagnetic energy that can heat the thermosphere the second highest layer of the atmosphere during auroral events. On a related note, astronauts aboard the International Space Station often see, and photograph, the aurora.
They’ve been observed for a long time
Galileo Galilei and Pierre Gassendi witnessed a lights display in 1621, and a reference to the northern lights was made by Gregory of Tours way back in the 500s. The earliest datable account is on a Babylonian clay tablet that recorded observations made by the official astronomers of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the night of 12/13 March 567 BCE of an unusual “red glow.” But the earliest of all might be 30,000-year-old cave paintings that some believe to represent the aurora. Benjamin Franklin observed the lights and commented in 1778 and Edmond Halley, of comet fame, in 1716.
They’re the stuff of legends
Some North American Inuit call the auroras aqsarniit, or football players, believing they result from spirits of the dead playing football with the head of a walrus. Other legends include a belief among ancient North Americans that the aurora was a narrow, torch-lit pathway to guide departed souls to heaven, and the Iglulik, who called the lights arsharneqor arsh t and thought they were a powerful spirit who assisted shamans. In Roman times and in 16th century Europe, people viewed the displays, particularly red ones, as frightening omens.
The lights are tourist attractions
The best viewing of the northern lights occurs in high northern latitudes during the winter, in places like Fairbanks, Alaska; Dawson City, Yukon; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada; Gillam, Manitoba, Canada; the southern tip of Greenland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Troms , Norway; and the northern coast of Siberia (bundle up!). You need clear, dark skies, so take into account the weather, times of sunrise and sunset, and the moon phase. Sightings are most likely during the three or four hours around midnight. Look in the direction of the closest pole. The lights can reach heights of 620 miles, but usually are about 60 miles high.
There are southern lights
An aurora occurs around the southern magnetic pole, known as aurora australis. This aurora has to be fairly active before it can be seen from places other than Antarctica, with Hobart, Tasmania and the southern tip of New Zealand offering the best viewings. The large spirals sometimes seen in the aurora will be mirror images of each other at both poles. Of course, when it is winter and dark in the northern hemisphere, there is light around the clock at the South Pole, so you can observe lights only when it is fall and winter in Antarctica, which corresponds to northern hemisphere summer.
Now back to why you are really here. This great extension is free and suitable for all ages. We have added cool features to this Aurora wallpaper extension, which will make your browsing experience more fun and adjusted and suitable for all your needs! This item is available in Chrome Store and just by clicking at the Add to Chrome button you will install the extension.
|Start customizing your browser according to your needs and enjoy the free widgets with all your favorite wallpapers and backgrounds. Many choices are upon you, so you will be able to pick your favorite wallpaper as a default one or you can leave all as it is by resetting the picks. This extension provides more than 200 Wallpapers because we change them all the time. Show/hide elements while playing with your browser and play some games while you are at it.
Local time and weather option
Aurora Wallpapers extension shows you the exact time and location wherever you are.
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Pick your favs
Click the heart button and choose which wallpapers and backgrounds you will see while browsing. If you like them all or decide to shuffle them again, just click on the ‘Reset Picks’ button. Actually, it is pretty simple: shuffle with our randomizer, or select your favorite wallpapers from many available within our extension. We will make sure to frequently update the extension with fresh new wallpapers and if you have suggestions, leave us a comment in the comment section.
Newsfeed and facts
These two separate options are popular among our users. We provide newsfeed, quotes, and facts similar to the topic you’ve installed. You can, of course, disable these in the settings and you can also click the ‘x’ sign and do it manually. If on the other hand, you get interested in some good news and amazing facts, we’ve got a lot. Also, feel free to share!
This is our favorite we have to say. There are many, many games, which you can play while you are browsing, for free of course!
Extension Features Category
This extension covers major categories similar to the topic and subject, following but not limited to:
HD Aurora Wallpapers
Best Aurora Backgrounds
Amazing Aurora Theme
Best Aurora HD Wallpapers
Aurora 4K Backgrounds
Aurora New Tab Theme
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