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Every winter thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. In this episode of Reactions, were sharing tips on how to increase your chances of seeing one and breaking down the chemistry behind the colors of this awe-inspiring wonder.

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Credits:
Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Eli Kintisch
Scientific Consultants: Eli Kintisch
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

Music:
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Sources:
https://www.atoptics.co.uk/highsky/auror3.htm
https://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/ionosphere_constituents.html
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/earth-core
http://aurorasaurus.org/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-the-northern-and-southern-lights-differ/
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature08154
https://www.gi.alaska.edu/monitors/aurora-forecast https://phys.org/news/2014-12-theta-auroralong-standing-space-mysteryrevealed.html#nRlv
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00007-1
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https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/northern-lights-moving-south-study-shows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXiaN85Ck4M
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
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http://asahi-classroom.gi.alaska.edu/excite.htm
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https://create.piktochart.com/output/4290880-aurora_infographic4

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions is a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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