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  1. Aurora borealis:Rainbows of the night By: Alexis Gross Science Shepard NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV

  2. What are Auroras? • Auroras are released energy from atoms. • The extraordinary light is caused from the atoms exciting. NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV/5/1/13

  3. What are Auroras? • Auroras are caused by the sun. • When plasma from the sun rises and bursts it thrusts highly charged protons and electrons towards us they meet with gases and atoms witch makes them excite. After a while they calm down and release energy. • Usually in the poles NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV/5/1/13

  4. How long do auroras last? • Auroras really don’t have time limits. • An Aurora can happen anywhere from a minute to an hour NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV/6/4/12 /David Miller

  5. When do Auroras occur? • Auroras can happen any time of year depending on the location. • Usually in mid-winter • In New England and or chili every few years is when they occur. NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV

  6. Do Auroras do damage? • Auroras themselves don’t do any damage it’s the way they are made that does. • It can disrupt satellite's and Gps signals. NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV

  7. Fun facts • The best time of the night to see one: 10:00pm to 12:00am. • Best conditions: clear night with no moon and far from light pollution. NOAA.WWW.NOAA.GOV