Surely you've heard of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. It's probably one of the most visually stunning scientific phenomenons there is, but do you know why it happens, or what makes it so colorful and spectacular? This list is full of aurora borealis facts that you probably didn't know. It explains how, where, and when these lights happen, and much more about their properties and their history.The aurora borealis pictures on this list are also stunning. You'll be ready to pack your bags and head to the Arctic to see the lights for yourself. But be sure to finish reading the list first for some helpful hints on the best times to catch them.
It's Caused by Sun Particles Colliding with Gas
It Has a Twin at the South Pole
Different Elements Make Different Colors
Green Is the Most Common Color
It's Named After a Greek God and a Roman Goddess
It Was Named by Galileo (Possibly)