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.