What causes the Northern Lights?

What causes the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are also known as the Aurora Borealis, a natural light display in the Earth’s sky predominantly seen in high-latitude regions around the Arctic and Antarctic.



1. In which regions are the Northern Lights primarily observed?

A) Equatorial regions
B) High-latitude regions
C) Tropical regions
D) Temperate regions

2. What is the main cause of the Northern Lights?

A) The reflection of sunlight off the moon
B) The Earth’s magnetic field interacting with solar wind
C) Lightning storms in the upper atmosphere
D) Air pollution in the upper atmosphere

3. Which of the following is not a characteristic color of the Northern Lights?

A) Green
B) Blue
C) Pink
D) Brown

4. What role does the Earth’s atmosphere play in the color of the Northern Lights?

A) It reflects the colors of the ocean
B) It absorbs all colors except green
C) It determines the colors based on altitude and gas composition
D) It does not affect the colors


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