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Northern Lights Project

The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are some of the most beautiful and colorful displays in the night sky. This dramatic phenomenon is caused by the interplay of magnetic activity on the Sun and on the Earth.

See photos of some past aurorae in Montana here.

Click on the links to the left to learn more about the Aurora, and then test your understanding with the Northern Lights Project Worksheet.