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December 19th, 2008 at 1:41 pm AbsintheAndCarnations says:

Fantastic... Perfect video to make into a screamer...

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December 19th, 2008 at 2:39 pm ^newguy^ says:

Can some physics nerd get on here and explain in a comment no less than a page long how these "lights" actually happen?

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December 19th, 2008 at 2:43 pm cynnicysm says:

uh...electrons get stuck in the atmosphere and then smack into each other which gives off energy sometimes in the form of light. n00b.

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December 19th, 2008 at 3:34 pm chewbaka says:

If they only occur in the polar region its got to have something to do with the magnetic field too, right? I don't know exactly whats going on with these, but they're purty.

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December 19th, 2008 at 3:36 pm AbsintheAndCarnations says:

Chewie, it does have to do with the magnetosphere. In fact, it's caused by polarized captured from solar wind particles and the stuff that cynn talked about. So you can probably piece it all together, newguy.

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December 19th, 2008 at 4:12 pm shreshth says:

am i the only one that noticed that "northern" is spelt wrong?

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December 19th, 2008 at 5:56 pm cynnicysm says:

its actually all a part of the blogosphere.

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December 19th, 2008 at 7:03 pm Lancre Blue says:

About the coolest thing I"ve ever seen. Runner up would be this guy in a banana suit who I saw run out of a McDonalds, dance around a pickup truck, get in and drive away. I was also listening to William Shatner sing. But that wasn't as cool as this.

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December 20th, 2008 at 4:35 am Deathlyhollows says:

that was Epic......

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December 20th, 2008 at 7:01 am Letchey says:

very cool yet for some reason I feel scared... isn't there supposed to be a hole in the ozone layer (Which causes the light) there that if expanded could kill us all?