Monday, January 19, 2009

Flash Facts: Aurora Borealis

"Formerly believed to be a weather phenomenon, the strange streams of light (aurora borealis) appearing in the polar regions of the sky are now thought to be the effects of solar particles hitting the upper atmosphere of the Earth. The break-up of an aurora in Alaska was photographed during a study by the National Bureau of Standards and the Universities of Alaska."

Issue: The Flash #141 (December 1963)

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