aurora borealis

noun aurora bo·re·al·is \ -ˌbȯr-ē-ˈa-ləs \

Definition of aurora borealis

:an aurora that occurs in earth's northern hemisphere called also northern lights

Origin and Etymology of aurora borealis

New Latin, literally, northern dawn


AURORA BOREALIS Defined for Kids

aurora borealis

noun au·ro·ra bo·re·al·is \ ə-ˌrȯr-ə-ˌbȯr-ē-ˈa-ləs \

Definition of aurora borealis for Students

:broad bands of light that have a magnetic and electrical source and that appear in the sky at night especially in the arctic regions


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