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Monday, February 23, 2009

Aurora Borealis in Full View










The aurora borealis or northern lights are now occurring almost every night that we have clear skies. The following photographs were taken on Saturday night/Sunday morning by an English visitor to the Northern Studies Centre who is here taking an aurora borealis class. I am hoping to take some photographs and maybe some digital videos tonight when the lights are back out.

Welcome back from your mid-winter break!

Your Monday assignment relates to the Northern Lights. Remember to write your answers as complete sentences using Spell Check. It is very obvious when you do not use SpellCheck.

1. What is another name for the Northern Lights?
2. What causes the Northern Lights?
3. What is the name given to the other Northern Lights? What makes them different?
4. What causes the different colors in the Northern Lights?
5. Why is Churchill, Manitoba a great place to see the Northern Lights?
6. Is it possible to see the Northern Lights in New York state?

In addition to the Northern Lights, there is also an opportunity to see a comet for the next few days. So here are questions that you should answer related to the comet.

7. What is the name of the comet that I am looking for?
8. What causes a comet?
9. Can this comet be seen in New York State?
10. Where in the sky should you look for the comet?

I hope to see you all on Tuesday morning during our video conference. I think you are going to enjoying seeing some of the items I will be showing you. Remember to talk to your 1st or 2nd period teacher to get their permission to come to the Media Center.

10 Comments:

At February 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM , Anonymous xJDx/2 said...

1.The northern lights are called Aurora Borealis.

2.The flow of ions, which occurs in all directions, is called the Solar Wind and is actually a stream of protons, or hydrogen nuclei. When the particles that make up this wind near the Earth, they tend to be funneled toward the Earth’s poles by Earth’s magnetic field. When they reach our atmosphere, they are moving fast they knock electrons out of atoms in the upper atmosphere.
When those loose electrons are caught by another atom, light is emitted. The color of light depends on the type of gas, or atoms, involved. Each type of gas emits a characteristic color when it captures an electron.
Green is oxygen, red hydrogen, and blue nitrogen

3.
The other name for the northern lights are called Auroras. They are different because you can only see them from the northern hemisphere.




4.Green is oxygen, red is hydrogen, and blue is nitrogen.

5. The closer you are to the northern hemisphere the better you can see the Northern Lights.

6. Yes it is possible to see the Northern Lights in New York.

 
At February 23, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous 2-MJ said...

1) The Northern Lights are also called Aurora Borealis
2) The Northern Lights are caused By Three things. The solar wind, the "magnetosphere", The Earth's atmosphere.
3) The other name is Aurora Borealis. “The Aurora Borealis is in the northern hemisphere at the North Pole. However the Aurora Australis is in the southern hemisphere at the South Pole. That is the only difference in them; they are both formed in the same way”.
4) There are different types of solar flare radiation traveling at different speeds hit the Earth's atmosphere thus projecting red, green, blue, and white
6) “Can I see them anywhere?
Yes. Although more frequent at higher latitudes, closer to the poles (such as in Canada, Alaska, Antarctica), they have been seen closer to the equator as far south as Mexico. To view them, look in the direction of the closest pole (the northern horizon in the northern hemisphere, the southern horizon in the southern hemisphere).”

 
At February 23, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous xJDx/2 said...

http://www.trustedlog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/northern-lights-f.jpg


http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/11/northern-lights-over-igloo_694.jpg


http://www.northern-lights-lodge.com/images/Northern%20Lights%20c.jpg



http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/squidelicious/snuh/hosting/techdeck.jpg

 
At February 23, 2009 at 9:37 AM , Anonymous 2-cmc said...

1. Aurora Australis
2. When those loose electrons are caught by another atom, light is emitted.
3. Aurora Australis
4. Different types of solar flare radiation traveling at different speeds hit the Earth's atmosphere thus projecting red, green, blue, and white.
5. yes.

picture1
http://www.2camels.com/images/festival-photos/northern-lights-1.jpg

picture2
http://www.photoseek.com/alaska-show/images/06AK_4169-Northern-Lights_Denali-NP.jpg

picture3
http://www.trustedlog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/northern-lights-d.jpg

 
At February 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous 2-SB said...

1) Another name for the “Northern lights” is the aurora borealis
2) The flow of ions, which go in all directions is called solar wind and is a stream of protons or hydrogen nuclei. When the particles make up the wind near the earth, they funnel toward the Earth’s poles by earths magnetic field. That’s what causes the northern lights Corona Borealis. Which are found in the southern lights?
3) The name given other than the northern lights are the Corona Borealis. Which are found in the south.
4) When loose electrons are caught by another atom, light is given off. The type of gas or atoms involved depends on the color of light depend. Each type of gas emits a characteristic color when it inhales a electron.(green is oxygen, red is hydrogen and blue is nitrogen)
This light is what we see as the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. They are called Northern Lights because the poles of the Earth’s magnetic field are near the north and south poles.
5) Churchhill,Manitoba great place to find northern lights because
6) Yes it is possible to see the northern lights in New York State but they are not very active up in New York State.

1) Another name for the “Northern lights” is the aurora borealis
2) The flow of ions, which go in all directions is called solar wind and is a stream of protons or hydrogen nuclei. When the particles make up the wind near the earth, they funnel toward the Earth’s poles by earths magnetic field. That’s what causes the northern lights Corona Borealis. Which are found in the southern lights?
3) The name given other than the northern lights are the Corona Borealis. Which are found in the south.
4) When loose electrons are caught by another atom, light is given off. The type of gas or atoms involved depends on the color of light depend. Each type of gas emits a characteristic color when it inhales a electron.(green is oxygen, red is hydrogen and blue is nitrogen)
This light is what we see as the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. They are called Northern Lights because the poles of the Earth’s magnetic field are near the north and south poles.
5) Churchhill,Manitoba great place to find northern lights because
6) Yes it is possible to see the northern lights in New York State but they are not very active up in New York State.
here are some links to see northern lights
http://www.diseno-art.com/images/NORTHERN_LIGHTS.jpg


http://www.ireallydontwantajob.com/northern%20lights.jpg


http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2007/12/01/NorthernLightsCorbis460.jpg

 
At February 23, 2009 at 10:41 AM , Anonymous period 2 fs said...

1. The other name for the northern light is aurora borealis.
2. The northern light cause by this ionization in the stratosphere.
3. The other name for the northern light is aurora borealis. Aurora borealis is in northern hemisphere that the North Pole. The aurora borealis is in the south hemisphere at the South Pole.
4. They have different types of solar flare radiation traveling at different speeds up the earth’s atmosphere. They are red, green, blue and white.
5. The Churchill, Manitoba is a great place to see the northern lights because there is not many houses there and not there much light.
6. I think you will not be possible to see the northern light in New York because there are too many lights.
7. The name from the comet is lulin.
8. The comet is cause by the sun light.
9. I do not think you can see the comet in New York because we would know if we can see it.
10. You should like in the middle from the shy because it has more light there or by the moon.

 
At February 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM , Anonymous 5-jd said...

1. An other name for the northern lights is called The aurora borealis.
2. The causes of the northern light is that the suns magnetic fields throw charged particles from the atmosphere out into space which the particles pull down to the magnetic poles before they reach earth, the charged particles hit the earth atmosphere and collides with the earths gasses and creates energy and the energy gives off the northern lights .
3. The name that is given to the other northern light are the southern light. The southerner light is natural lights in the sky, usually observed in the night in the polar regions. The northerner polar light are visible in the sky from the northern hemisphere, The visibility increases with proximity to the north magmatic pole.
4. The northern light appears either a diffuse glow or as currents.
5. Churchill Manitoba is a great place to see the northern light because it is a very flat place and very white so you can see the northern night better.
6. yes it is possible to see the northern light in new York.
7. the name that your looking for is the Lulin.
8. Comets tend to be very eccentric orbits.
9. yes you can see the comet in new York.
10. You would see the comet in the right side of the sky , but has to be no light and a clear sky.

 
At February 23, 2009 at 11:34 AM , Anonymous 5-mkb said...

1. Another name for the northern lights is the aurora borealis.
2. The northern lights are caused when the sun’s magnetic field throws charged particles out into space. As the particles get close to the earth they are pulled in by its magnetic field, which pulls them down into the magnetic poles. Before the particles can hit the earth, the charged particles hit the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with the gases found there. The reaction between those particles and the gases creates energy; the energy is given off as light.
3. They are called the southern polar lights or the aurora australis. The aurora australis is different because you can only see it on high southern latitudes. The aurora borealis can be seen on any altitude.
4. The color depends on the gas either oxygen or nitrogen being excited by the electrons and how excited the gas gets.
5. The wide open spaces make it very dark so you are able to see the lights better.
6. Yes, it is possible but very rare.
7. The comet’s name was Lulin.
8. A comet is made up of gas and dust particles that orbit the sun. When it gets closer to the sun it catches on fire.
9. Yes, you can see it in NY State.
10. You should look towards the constellation Libra

 
At February 23, 2009 at 11:46 AM , Anonymous 4th and 5th period CH said...

1. The aurora borealis
2. The solar wind, the magnetosphere, and the earth’s atmosphere are the three causes of the Northern Lights or the aurora borealis.
3. Another name for northern lights is the southern lights.
4. The cause of the different colors in the northern lights are because of the types of solar flare radiation traveling at different speeds hit the Earth's atmosphere thus projecting red, green, blue, and white
5. Churchill, Manitoba is a great place to see the Northern Lights because of a show of natural wonderment.
6. You can see the northern lights in New York.
7. Lulin is the comet.
8. A comet is a natural heavenly body made up of dust and gases that moves in an orbit around the sun.
10. Late evening, and the comet is glowing at about magnitude 5.6 as it moves rapidly westward across Virgo.

 
At February 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM , Anonymous 7-Chey-Chey M said...

1. What is another name for the Northern Lights? The other name for the Northern lights is Aurora.

2. What causes the Northern Lights? 1. The solar wind - a continuous flow of the Sun's magnetic field carrying charged particles (electrons and protons) from the Sun's atmosphere far out into the solar system.
2. The "magnetosphere" - the area surrounding the Earth containing its magnetic field. The magnetic field is concentrated at the north and south magnetic poles.
3. The Earth's atmosphere - the protective shield of gases that surrounds the planet.

3. What is the name given to the other Northern Lights? The other name given for Northern Lights is aurora borealis.
What makes them different? The reasons why the Northern lights are different are because, The Northern Lights are caused when the sun gives off electrically-charged particles from solar flares. The Earth's magnetic poles act like, well, a magnet to draw those particles to the Polar Regions. When the particles interact with the atmosphere, the give off the beautiful ribbons of purple, blue, red and green.
4. What causes the different colors in the Northern Lights? When those loose electrons are caught by another atom, light is emitted. The color of light depends on the type of gas, or atoms, involved. Each type of gas emits a characteristic color when it captures an electron.


5. Why is Churchill, Manitoba a great place to see the Northern Lights? Churchill Manitoba Is a better way to see the Northern Lights because, it’s the north end of Canada and more that likely to see them because of the tempter.

6. Is it possible to see the Northern Lights in New York state? Yes, it is possible to see the Northern Lights in the New York State, But its very rare.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Borealis

 

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