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What are the northern lights?

'An aurora, sometimes referred to as polar lights, northern lights, or southern lights, is a natural light display in the Earth's sky, mostly seen in Northern countries.' 


'The lights we see in the night sky are in actual fact caused by activity on the surface of the Sun.'


The Northern Lights can be green, pink, purple, white or blue and can normally be seen in the winter months. Have a look at the pictures below and think about the colours that you can see and the shapes that the lights are forming. 

You can then explore furthur by clicking on the links below. 

Can you then have a go at drawing a picture of the Northern Lights, you could use black paper and chalk or pastels to create it.