- aurobindo, sri,
- aurora australis,
- auroral zone,
Origin of aurora borealis
Examples from the Web for aurora borealis
Such kind of talk, wherever it may be, is only like the aurora-borealis, or like dissolving views which for the moment please.Talkers|John Bate
Word Origin for aurora borealis
1620s, "Northern Lights," literally "northern dawn," said to have been coined by French philosopher Petrus Gassendus (1592-1655) after a spectacular display seen in France Sept. 2, 1621; see aurora + boreal. In northern Scotland and among sailors, sometimes called the dancers or the merry dancers.
A display of colored lights in the sky, also called northern lights, caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. A similar display, called the aurora australis, occurs in the atmosphere above the South Pole.