WHAT IS AURORA BOREALIS?

9 03 2009

                                                                   By: Dickey T

aurora-borealis-finalAt first glance, the words aurora borealis seem to be the name of a very itchy skin disease or the scientific name for a fart.  Low and behold one of these two answers is somewhat correct.

 

I know right now you are scratching your head saying, “This is definitely not correct. Aurora borealis are beautiful lights that fill the night’s sky with amazing colors.”  This is true, however, where do these colors come from?

 

People throw around explanations like northern polar lights caused by the magnetic field or solar winds trapping red and green emissions from oxygen.  And again, these reasonings are somewhat correct.

 

The answer to this is actually really simple and has already been expressed.  Twice.  To show the true answer we must again go back to the root of each word.  ‘Aurora’ is the Roman goddess of the dawn.  Borealis comes from the Greek name, Boreas, which means north winds.  So basically, those beautiful colors are a direct reaction from some hot goddess’s fart. 

 

The ancient Cree people used to call the lights, the “Dance of the Spirits.”  Those spirits were not dancing, they just had to poop.

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10 03 2009
Jim Bob Duggar

Jim Bob Duggar here,
I enjoyed reading a new perspective about the aurora borealis while humping my wife, shucking a barrel of corn, repairing our 1991 Dodge minivan’s radiator and singing gospel hymns all at the same time.

However I believe the question posed earlier was also how can you get some aurora borealis? I was hoping you could shed a little more light…..pardon the pun…..on this subject.

Sincerely,
The baby maker

1 08 2009
Sandra_Dalene_VanAlstine

Sandra Dalene VanAlstine – Wanted to introduce myself

Thanks
Sandra Dalene VanAlstine

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