Have you ever heard of “The Northern Lights”? The Northern Lights, which are also called the aurora borealis, are a beautiful display of colorful lights that can be seen from the sky at nighttime. The Northern Lights can only be seen in the northern hemisphere, or in parts of the world that are very cold like Alaska and Canada.
The Northern Lights are formed when electrons and protons from the sun become trapped in the polar areas of our earth. When a lot of these electrons and protons are collected, they collide with the air. The earth’s air is made up of oxygen, nitrogen, and other gases. The collision with the air causes the electrons and protons to become very electrically charged and to produce a lot of colorful lights in the night sky!
The Northern Lights can be many different colors, and the color depends on the type of gas that the protons and electrons are mixing with. To get a better idea of how the Northern Lights are formed, watch this interesting video! At the end of the video you can see the Northern Lights in action. Also, to make your own Northern Lights go here!