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Sublime, magnificent time lapse short film of northern aurora colors, particles from the sun intersecting w our planet's atmosphere, reminder of the thin layer (and it's very thin) protecting life on earth


Video Courtesy of Alexis Coram

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Northern Lights ('Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora Australis' in the south), a result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere and charged particles released from the Sun’s atmosphere.

The different colours are attributed to different types of gas particles colliding; the most commonly occurring colour, a pale yellow/green, is created by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Nitrogen produces a blue, or purple/read aurora, and the elusively rare red aurora is created by high altitude oxygen.

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