Check out this highlight clip from Polar Bears International of the aurora borealis last week, captured in this time lapse video.
You can see the “northern lights” live on the Beluga Sky Cam from latitude 58*.
Did You Know? The colors in an aurora are caused when oxygen and nitrogen particles mix with the charged particles in the atmosphere. The colors depend on what gas is involved and how high in the ionosphere the reaction takes place.
- Oxygen usually causes a green or brownish-red display.
- Nitrogen causes a blue or red color.
- Helium produces blue or purple colors.
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