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Aurora: A Celestial Event

The sun emits a discharge of charged particles that stream down to earth in an endless current called the solar wind. It’s a force that would be deadly, if it weren’t for our planet’s magnetic field, which deflects the radiation, keeping the atmosphere intact and life on earth safe.

Evidence of the continual friction between sun and earth may be seen at the edge of our atmosphere, where the two worlds meet. Light is discharged as the sun’s radiation is deflected on the earth’s magnetic shield, affording us with a mesmerizing spectacle of light.

Here’s a time-lapse video display of the aurora effect as captured from the International Space Station, showcasing the invisible magnetic dome inside which we live…