The aurora borealis are dancing in the midnight sky on this beautifully Alaskan headband. Being lucky to catch of the aurora borealis is a treat every single time -- even for lifelong Alaskans. It's as though the sky is alive. This headband is a celebration of this stunning phenomenon.
Facts about the aurora borealis:
- The name 'Aurora' comes from the Latin word for sunrise or the Roman goddess of dawn.
- Aurora is caused by the collision of energetically charged particles with atoms in the high altitude thermosphere within our atmosphere.
- Auroras also occur on other planets in our solar system including Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Mars. Similar to Earth's aurora, the lights have been seen close to other planets magnetic poles.