Northern Lights Light Up Sky in Finland

By: CBS NEWS
By: CBS NEWS

FINLAND (CBS) -- Green and orange lights lit up the skies over northern Finland on Tuesday night (January 24).

An aurora, called aurora borealis or the northern lights in northern latitudes, is a natural light display in the sky.

Auroral displays are associated with the solar wind -- electrically charged particles continuously spewing outward from the sun. Earth's magnetic field lines reach far out into space as they store energy from the solar wind.


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