northern lights


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northern lights

northern lights

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(Physical Geography) another name for aurora borealis

auro′ra bo•re•al′is

(ˌbɔr iˈæl ɪs, -ˈeɪ lɪs, ˌboʊr-)
n.
the aurora of the Northern Hemisphere. Also called northern lights, auro′ra polar′is.
[1621; < New Latin: northern aurora; see boreal]

northern lights

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northern lights - the aurora of the northern hemispherenorthern lights - the aurora of the northern hemisphere
aurora - an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
Translations
revontulet
aurore boréale
sarki fény
norðurljós

northern lights

pl the northern lightsdas Nordlicht

northern lights

npl the northern lightsl'aurora boreale
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Sir James is one of the commissioners for the Northern Lights.
It was like nothing so much as the phantasmagoric play of the northern lights.
Each beast growled, snapped, choked once over his portion, and hurried back to the protection of the passage, while the boy stood upon the snow under the blazing Northern Lights and dealt out justice.
From time to time a greenish wave of the Northern Lights would roll across the hollow of the high heavens, flick like a flag, and disappear; or a meteor would crackle from darkness to darkness, trailing a shower of sparks behind.
How would you paint this which I saw, a picture without beginning, the ending of which I do not understand, a piece of life with the northern lights for a candle and Alaska for a frame.
The northern lights flame in the sky, and the sun-dogs dance, and the air is filled with frost-dust.
The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
At night, just as the Northern Lights were winking and flashing through the fog, Kotick climbed a bare rock and looked down on the scattered nurseries and the torn and bleeding seals.
A cold stream of northern light fell upon her face.
Given the number of ghost hunter websites that claim the Northern Lights Hotel is an active source of paranormal activity--and the building's unremitting bad luck--it's easy to imagine that perhaps it was actually cursed.
The post Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Deemed as one of the most picturesque events, tourists flock every year to gawk at the Northern Lights and Southern Lights.

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