Aurora-borealis meaning

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The definition of aurora borealis is a well known light display in the Northern Hemisphere created by colliding charged particles in the atmosphere.

An example of Aurora Borealis is the light display also known as the Northern Lights.

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Irregular, luminous phenomena, as streamers, visible at night in a zone surrounding the north magnetic pole and produced in the ionosphere when atomic particles strike and excite atoms; northern lights.
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The aurora of the northern hemisphere.
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An aurora that occurs in northern regions of the earth.
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Origin of aurora-borealis

  • New Latin aurōra boreālis Latin aurōra dawn Latin boreālis northern

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin aurora borealis, from Latin Aurora (“Roman goddess of the dawn”) + borealis (“northern”)

    From Wiktionary