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Watching the mystical and magical Northern Lights

Vikings - Norse or Scandinavian who sailed in ships to attack areas along the coasts of northern and western Europe from the 8th to 11th centuries
Inuit - a member of a Native American people who live in the cold northern areas of North America and Greenland
Skull - the bones of a person’s or animal’s head
Magnetic field - an area around a magnet or something magnetic, in which it has a force to attract objects to itself
Magnetic north pole - the northern pole of the earth's magnetic field, currently located in the Arctic islands of Canada
Magnetic south pole - the southern pole of the earth's magnetic field, currently located in the Southern Ocean
Solar wind - a stream of a flow of charged particles (e.g. electrons and protons) emitted by the Sun, that interacts with the magnetic field of the earth and other planetary bodies
Atmosphere - the mixture of gases around the earth
Oxygen - a gas that is present in air, and is necessary for most animals and plants to live. It is a chemical element: symbol O
Nitrogen - a gas that has no colour or smell, and that forms most of the Earth’s air. It is a chemical element: symbol N
Molecule - the simplest unit of a chemical substance, usually a group of two or more atoms
To emit - to send out gas, heat, light, sound etc.
Equinox - one of the two times in a year when night and day are of equal length
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