the aurora of the Northern Hemisphere.
- Also called northern lights, aurora polaris.
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How to use aurora borealis in a sentence
The aurora borealis also shimmers above Greenland, Iceland and Norway.
Catch the aurora borealis from your private deck at one of these quaint dry cabins just outside of Fairbanks before catching a bush plane out to Kobuk Valley, the country’s least visited national park.
Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Redman had never even heard of the aurora borealis before moving to the small Alaskan town in the spring of 2001.
However, I can count the number of times I’ve borne witness to the northern lights, more properly known as the aurora borealis, on one hand.
“We’re not going to see the aurora borealis tonight,” Redman says matter-of-factly.
Expect aurora borealis in the long foray but no cascade of light.How Seamus Heaney Influenced Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey | Natasha Trethewey | September 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Trying to fathom the abyss below them, he saw the flames of the aurora borealis reflected in the water of an immense lake.Urania | Camille Flammarion
The aurora borealis is a body of dancing spirits, or rather ghosts of the departed.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
I have it: it's the aurora borealis; nothing worse, nor more dangerous.Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
The aurora borealis appears frequently in form of an arch, chiefly in the spring and autumn, after a dry year.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
The stars, too, and the aurora borealis, helped to make up for the total absence of the sun.Fast in the Ice | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for aurora borealis
(sometimes capital) the aurora seen around the North Pole: Also called: northern lights
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Cultural definitions for aurora borealis
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