Amazing Facts About The Aurora
- At the South and North Magnetic Poles of Earth, you can see the sky light up, flash and shine – this is called the Aurora. In the North Pole, it’s known as the Aurora borealis or the “Northern Lights.” In the South Pole, it’s called Aurora Australis or the “Southern Lights.”
- The Aurora Borealis is named after a Roman goddess of the dawn – Aurora, and a Greek term for “wind of the north,” Boreas. This term was coined by Galileo in 1619.
- The Aurora Australis has features that are almost identical to the Aurora Borealis and is visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia.
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